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This US Coast Guard photo released January 20, 2012 shows Coast Guard safety observers as they work with federal, state, and local partners to disconnect fuel hoses from the tanker vessel Renda on January 19, 2012. Approximately 1.3 million gallons of fuel were transferred to the isolated town over the last several days. The Russian tanker completed the delivery January 19, 2012 of 1.3 million gallons of fuel to a remote Alaskan port, after an unprecedented operation helped by a US ice-breaker, officials said. The Vladivostok-based “Renda” began pumping fuel ashore to the town of Nome late Monday, after battling across 300 miles (480 kilometers) of Arctic ice with the help of the US Coast Guard ship “Healy.” AFP PHOTO/US COAST GUARD/ Petty Officer 2nd Class Eric J. Chandler/HANDOUT//RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE – MANDATORY CREDIT ” AFP PHOTO / – NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS – DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS (Photo credit should read Eric J. Chandler/AFP/Getty Images)

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