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T/V Renda Nome Winter Fuel Delivery
Link to web map

January 2012 Summary Web Map. This is an operational map for use during the Nome Fuel Delivery Mission.

NOTE: The high-resolution orthomosaic layer from the Aeryon Scout UAV is linked to a large file and there has been a significant delay for it to load. ArcGIS Explorer Online seems to work a little faster. You have to wait for the image and it takes several minutes to display.

 
01/14/2012 - 01/16/2012
Residents of Nome lining up to watch the arrival of the Healy and Renda. Photo Date: 1/14/2012 ADEC staff monitoring the positioning approach of the Healy. Photo Date: 1/14/2012 ADEC staff working with UAF on the launch of the unmanned aerial vehicle. Photo Date: 1/14/2012 Final approach of the Healy and Renda. Photo Date: 1/14/2012
Residents of Nome lining up to watch the arrival of the Healy and Renda. Photo Date: 1/14/2012
ADEC staff monitoring the positioning approach of the Healy. Photo Date: 1/14/2012 ADEC staff working with UAF on the launch of the unmanned aerial vehicle. Photo Date: 1/14/2012 Final approach of the Healy and Renda. Photo Date: 1/14/2012
ADEC staff meeting with Michail Shestakov for a pre-inspection conference of Renda. Photo Date: 1/15/2012 staff monitoring hose scope arrangements to ensure adequate hose is available if ship were to break free. Photo Date: 1/16/2012 ADEC staff (Samantha Smith) taking field notes on block of ice pushed up during Renda mooring. Photo Date: 1/16/2012 ADEC staff monitor positioning of hose on ice road.  Photo Date: 1/16/2012
ADEC staff meeting with Michail Shestakov for a pre-inspection conference of Renda. Photo Date: 1/15/2012 Staff monitoring hose scope arrangements to ensure adequate hose is available if ship were to break free. Photo Date: 1/16/2012 ADEC staff (Samantha Smith) taking field notes on block of ice pushed up during Renda mooring. Photo Date: 1/16/2012 ADEC staff monitor positioning of hose on ice road. Photo Date: 1/16/2012
Photo of sorbents positioned in low areas along ice road to prevent oil migration if a spill were to occur.  Photo Date: 1/16/2012 ADEC staff monitors work being conducted on hose connection that leaked air during pressure testing.  Photo Date: 1/16/2012    
Photo of sorbents positioned in low areas along ice road to prevent oil migration if a spill were to occur. Photo Date: 1/16/2012 ADEC staff monitors work being conducted on hose connection that leaked air during pressure testing. Photo Date: 1/16/2012    

01/16/2012
Local fauna. The T/V Renda at sunrise in Nome. The marine header. The T/V Renda at sunrise in Nome.
Local fauna. The T/V Renda at sunrise in Nome. The marine header. The T/V Renda at sunrise in Nome.
The T/V Renda and the CGC Healy (background). Inspecting the hose used to transfer fuel from the T/V Renda. Hose layout with T/V Renda in the background.  
The T/V Renda and the CGC Healy (background). Inspecting the hose used to transfer fuel from the T/V Renda. Hose layout with T/V Renda in the background.  

01/14/2012
USCG Cutter Healy approximately 600 yards offshore from Nome. John Kotula and Samantha Smith, ADEC personnel on scene in Nome.    
USCG Cutter Healy approximately 600 yards offshore from Nome. John Kotula and Samantha Smith, ADEC personnel on scene in Nome.    

01/10/2012 - UAV Video (courtesy of University of Alaska/Geophysical Institute/Poker Flats Research Range)
UAV video 10 Jan 2012

Video from the Aeryon Scout UAV flying at an altitude of 50 feet traveling south from the pier out to 1 mile. The camera is aimed to the east along the horizon to give an idea of the ice ridges/sheets that will be encountered by the tanker as it enters the port. Once out near 1 mile, the video pans from east to south to west and back.

The UAV flight operation is being conducted by the University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute (GI) through the Poker Flat Research Range (PFRR). Greg Walker and David Giessel (PFRR) and Jessica Cherry (GI) are doing the flight ops and image collection with the UAV. Jay Skaggs from the FAA is also here providing oversight and observations to assist the mission. The BP Alaska Spill Response Team owns the UAV and has generously allowed us to use it for this operation.

01/09/2012 -- UAV Imagery (courtesy of University of Alaska/Geophysical Institute/Poker Flats Research Range)
Large pile of ice. Image taken by the Aeryon Scout UAV January 9, 2012 near the Nome port. Ice conditions about 1 km out. Image taken by the Aeryon Scout UAV January 9, 2012 near the Nome port. Ice conditions about 1 km from shore. ADEC employee on surface. Image taken by the Aeryon Scout UAV January 9, 2012 near the Nome port. ADEC employee on ice about 1 km out. Image taken by the Aeryon Scout UAV January 9, 2012 near the Nome port.
Large pile of ice. Image taken by the Aeryon Scout UAV January 9, 2012 near the Nome port. Ice conditions about 1 km out. Image taken by the Aeryon Scout UAV January 9, 2012 near the Nome port. Ice conditions about 1 km from shore. ADEC employee on surface. Image taken by the Aeryon Scout UAV January 9, 2012 near the Nome port. ADEC employee on ice about 1 km out. Image taken by the Aeryon Scout UAV January 9, 2012 near the Nome port.
ADEC employee taking pictures of ice. Image taken by the Aeryon Scout UAV January 9, 2012 near the Nome port.      
ADEC employee taking pictures of ice. Image taken by the Aeryon Scout UAV January 9, 2012 near the Nome port.      

01/09/2012 -- ADEC Photos
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Bonanza Fuels Tank Farm in Nome, AK. Ice competence, ~2' thick. Ice conditions beyond the ice pressure ridge at the edge of the breakwater. Ice pressure ridge approximately 4' high, parka used for scale.
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Nome Marine Header on Breakwater 9Jan12 Nome Mooring Dock Marine Header 2 9Jan12 Nome Mooring Dock Marine Header 9Jan11 One of many pressure ridges outside of breakwater
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Pipelines going into Bonanza Fuel Tank Farm 9Jan12 (1) Pipelines going into Bonanza Fuel Tank Farm 9Jan12 (2) Pressure ridge ~ one km outside breakwater Pressure ridge approximately one km from outer breakwater
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Typical pressure ridge ice with parka for scale ~4' Typical pressure ridge outside breakwater limits UAF UAV - drone 9Jan12 UAF UAV - drone 9Jan12
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UAF UAV - drone 9Jan12 UAF UAV - drone 9Jan12 Viewing north toward the navigation light at the edge of the breakwater, along the ice pressure ridge Viewing numerous pressure ridges toward the breakwater and marine header