Earlier Monday, crews worked on laying out two hoses from the tanker. One of those hoses was hooked up shortly before sunset at about 5 p.m., and the Renda began pumping gasoline into Nome’s storage tanks.
Those tanks were supposed to be filled last year, but winter storms kept barges from making their final deliveries.
Vitus Marine LLC, the company which contracted the Renda to make the fuel delivery through 300 miles of sea ice with help from the U.S. Coast Guard icebreaker Healy, says the second hose -- which will transfer home heating fuel -- is scheduled be on line soon.
Offloading all of the fuel from the Renda could take about 48 hours.
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