Today there was an air drop for the Healy! The Coast Guard from Kodiak Alaska flew a C-130 plane over the Healy to drop parts to repair broken equipment on board, including a pipe and flange for cooling water for one of the engines, and an antennae coupler associated with helicopter communications. These parts were critical for the Coast Guard to carry on the Healy’s mission. As the C-130 plane circled the ship, it dropped/parachuted the packages onto the ice. Unfortunately, one of the parachutes didn’t open and the can holding the supplies was damaged. Luckily, nothing inside was damaged. Three Coast Guard personnel from the Healy, who are trained in ice deployment, then were lowered down onto the ice via crane using a “Man Basket” and they carefully went to retrieve the packages.