Supplying the Ends of the Earth
The Military Sealift Command-chartered tanker ship MV Maersk Peary, provides fuel to the National Science Foundation-chartered scientific-research vessel R/V Nathanial B. Palmer at McMurdo Station ice pier. Maersk Peary is in Antarctica offloading fuel in support of the annual Operation Deep Freeze Antarctica resupply mission and will supply 100 percent of fuel needed for the upcoming year. (U.S. Navy photo by Larry Larsson/Released)