7 January 2012, 08:50

Russian tanker Renda trapped in ice off Alaska

Russian tanker Renda trapped in ice off Alaska

The Russian tanker Renda en route to Alaska has been trapped in ice 50 nautical miles off the US island of Nunivak in the Bering Sea, news reports said on Saturday.

The Russian tanker Renda en route to Alaska has been trapped in ice 50 nautical miles off the US island of Nunivak in the Bering Sea, news reports said on Saturday.

Late last month, the tanker The Renda was hired to deliver more than a million gallons of fuel to the city of Nome after huge storms in the Bering Sea kept a barge company from delivering the city’s winter supply of fuel.

Right now, the US Coast Guard icebreaker Healy is on its way to the Renda to try to bring the tanker to clear water.

(RIA-Novosti)

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