LOS ANGELES, January 23 (Itar-Tass) —— The Russian tanker Renda, which brought oil fuel and diesel fuel for the US city of Nome in Alaska, embarked on the way back to Russia, the AP news agency reported.
The Renda, which is led by the US Healy icebreaker through the ice amid a hard ice and weather situation, left the city of Nome and is on the way southwards to the Bering Sea. After the ships set out in the high seas, the Healy will sail to the Dutch Harbour port on the Aleutian Islands and the Renda will head for Russia.
The Renda tanker, which is based in Vladivostok and belongs to the Russian expert and maritime surveyor corporation, visited the US city Nome to bring fuel oil and diesel fuel for the US city with a population of 3,500 people for this heating season. The tanker successfully pumped 5,000 tonnes of fuel from its hulls in the Nome pipeline on January 19.