Nightly News   |  January 09, 2012

Coast Guard rescues Russian tanker

The tanker, carrying fuel for Nome, Alaska, got stranded Friday in the Bering Sea. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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>>> way to the north tonight there's high drama going on. a coast guard ice breaker , the only functioning ice breaker in the fleet is cutting a path through frozen waters to help a russian tanker carrying fuel bound for nome, alaska. it got stranded friday in the icy bering sea . the coast guard vessel is creating a path so the tanker can proceed. it's the carrying over a million gallons of diesel fuel .