US Coast Guard, Petty Officer 2nd Class Eric J. Chandler., Associated Press
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Fuel from a Russian tanker has been successfully offloaded in Nome and is now in storage tanks onshore in the Alaska community that faced a shortage.
Stacey Smith, manager of Vitus Marine LLC — the company that arranged for the tanker to deliver an estimated 1.3 million gallons of fuel to the iced-in city — says the operation finished up Thursday morning.
Smith says the two lines that pumped both gasoline and diesel fuel from the ship will have to be cleared of any residual fuel. And, she says, that could mean up to 7,000 more gallons of fuel.
But she says pumping is finished up and "fuel has been delivered to Nome."
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