Wednesday has been a day of logistics for the Healy and Renda. The ships have not moved toward Nome since Tuesday. The Healy had to get into position to launch its helicopter this morning. Vitus Marine hired their own ice expert, who flew out to the vessels this afternoon to help with the remainder of the delivery. Smith says they’re hopeful the vessels will reunite this evening and continue their voyage to Nome.
The ultimate price to consumers of the fuel aboard the Renda is still unknown. The tanker’s long journey across the Pacific and the slow progress through the ice, however, should not have a dramatic effect on the final price.
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