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PistenBully and a Hose Reel

Inspecting a portion of the 6″ hose at the transition from land to sea ice.

Each year a 7 mile long fuel hose is deployed from the bulk fuel storage tanks at McMurdo station to the fuel pits at Willy Field on the ice shelf. The hose is rolled back up at the end of the Summer season to prevent it from becoming buried during the Winter months.

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Out to Willy Field

The hose lay sled moving slowly towards Williams Airfield at McMurdo Station in Antarctica. Each year a 7 mile long fuel hose is deployed from the bulk fuel storage tanks at McMurdo station to the fuel pits at Willy Field on the ice shelf. The hose is rolled back up at the end of the Summer season to prevent it from becoming buried during the Winter months.

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