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Old 7th Apr 2021, 19:19
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Pretty decent rescue

https://www.mby.com/video/helicopter...er-ship-113512



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Old 7th Apr 2021, 20:39
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Full story here:
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-n...-idUSKBN2BT25T
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Old 7th Apr 2021, 21:01
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Yes, a job well done - decks and wets ticked off on that one
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Old 7th Apr 2021, 23:21
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When the going gets tough, a rescue helicopter is a great place to go!
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Old 8th Apr 2021, 00:47
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I appreciate it was a bad situation that had a great conclusion but who gets the salvage rights to the boat.... I mean the pretty one parked side ways!!
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Old 8th Apr 2021, 03:04
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First come, first serve...?

The green boat fell off. Supposedly both are being towed to harbor by a salvage company.
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Old 8th Apr 2021, 08:52
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...decks and wets ticked off on that one
... and a 'long-line' (high-line?) too, or is that standard for all deck winching now?
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Old 8th Apr 2021, 09:20
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You'd certainly want a hi-line for that job
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Old 8th Apr 2021, 11:22
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Stupid question - why jump in the sea when there is a perfectly good lifeboat next to you?
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Old 8th Apr 2021, 12:29
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Stupid question - why jump in the sea when there is a perfectly good lifeboat next to you?
He thought the puma was going to pick him up and not the 92
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Old 8th Apr 2021, 12:49
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Stupid question - why jump in the sea when there is a perfectly good lifeboat next to you?
Wondered the same thing especially since the engines were still running on auto pilot @ that time, would not have been my choice unless instructed to do so by the SAR crew.
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Nerves of steel...and the balls to match!! Great job and great result by all concerned.
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Old 8th Apr 2021, 14:03
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Wondered the same thing especially since the engines were still running on auto pilot @ that time
I'm not sure if that was the case. Initially 8 crewmembers were hoisted off, with 4 remaining behind to attempt to restore order. When that didn't work, they too were hoisted off with the last one taking a quick dip in the water first. I suspect that the engines were no longer running at that point. When you're the last one on the ship there's no one to steady the line, perhaps they wanted to avoid the risk of him hitting anything due to the ship's motion.
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Old 8th Apr 2021, 15:24
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When you're the last one on the ship there's no one to steady the line, perhaps they wanted to avoid the risk of him hitting anything due to the ship's motion.
What line? It's a fee fall boat
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Originally Posted by Jhieminga View Post
I'm not sure if that was the case. Initially 8 crewmembers were hoisted off, with 4 remaining behind to attempt to restore order. When that didn't work, they too were hoisted off with the last one taking a quick dip in the water first. I suspect that the engines were no longer running at that point. When you're the last one on the ship there's no one to steady the line, perhaps they wanted to avoid the risk of him hitting anything due to the ship's motion.
Read a newspaper article somewhere that said they had left it on "autopilot" but found this here (Maritime Bulletin so probably more reliable than a newspaper) which confirms your version that 4 remained onboard until the engines had to be shut down because of the list. Would prefer to be winched from the deck but understand when a vessel is drifting in those seas it becomes very perilous so going into the water might be the safer option.
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Old 8th Apr 2021, 15:39
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Originally Posted by finalchecksplease View Post
Read a newspaper article somewhere that said they had left it on "autopilot" but found this here (Maritime Bulletin so probably more reliable than a newspaper) which confirms your version that 4 remained onboard until the engines had to be shut down because of the list. Would prefer to be winched from the deck but understand when a vessel is drifting in those seas it becomes very perilous so going into the water might be the safer option.
I did one rescue in South China Sea from a small yacht. The rigging was in such a mess and the yacht was pitching and rolling so much that it was totally unsafe to try to get the winchman on there. Trying to persuade the occupants to jump from a vessel into a very rough sea wasn't easy, but they eventually did it!
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Old 8th Apr 2021, 16:09
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I did one rescue in South China Sea from a small yacht. The rigging was in such a mess and the yacht was pitching and rolling so much that it was totally unsafe to try to get the winchman on there. Trying to persuade the occupants to jump from a vessel into a very rough sea wasn't easy, but they eventually did it!
I fully understand that kind of case - just found this one a bit more puzzling.
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Old 8th Apr 2021, 16:47
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This angle gives a better view of the “list”/tilt.
I think it confirms that a long line was a good idea.
The waves were about 49 feet /15 meters high, making the ship pitch and yaw a great deal.


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I saw that the water was beginning to wash over the stern where he was located. It's possible he just thought that the ship was about to capsize and took his chance!
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Old 8th Apr 2021, 21:34
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It would have been near impossible to winch him from where he was so I can only assume he was unable or unwilling to get to the upper deck and decided the best thing was to jump into the water and make himself an easier target. Gutsy move as he could have been dragged under the stern and smashed.
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