Four members of the science team enter a US Coast Guard Helicopter from the North Slope Borough Safety and Rescue hangar located in Barrow, Alaska. After take off, they fly across the shore of the northernmost point in the United States and over the Arctic Ocean where they will be transported to the USCG Cutter Healy. All crew, scientists and equipment to go on board the Healy must be flown to the vessel because near-shore waters are too shallow for the Healy to come to port.

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