VICPOL Sea Rescue

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VICPOL Sea Rescue

Postby dark horse » Sun May 19 2013, 05:55

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=OjXu99prAl ... jXu99prAlk

Worth a watch.

Kudos for the rescue but geez, lucky no one was hurt.....

The industry can learn from such examples, so worth a discussion.
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Re: VICPOL Sea Rescue

Postby FerrariFlyer » Sun May 19 2013, 06:30

Think the crew each deserve a carton for that effort with maybe something extra special thrown in for the down the wire rescue guy. It definitely looked like an 'uncomfortable' job. Not many overwater jobs are that comfortable though, especially to small vessels like the one on this example.
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Re: VICPOL Sea Rescue

Postby Friendly Black Dog » Sun May 19 2013, 06:56

And hopefully the winch was checked for any shock loading issues?

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Re: VICPOL Sea Rescue

Postby readydoors » Sun May 19 2013, 08:42

Hi line?? Probably a good time to use one here
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Re: VICPOL Sea Rescue

Postby FerrariFlyer » Sun May 19 2013, 09:13

readydoors wrote:Hi line?? Probably a good time to use one here


Was thinking the same myself however maybe conditions dictated otherwise.

When you view videos like this it always presents a good discussion point as a crew as to 'how we'd do it if that was us'.

Regardless, and not to sound like a broken record, but winching to/from small vessels...one of those very hard basket type jobs.
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Re: VICPOL Sea Rescue

Postby CYHeli » Sun May 19 2013, 09:17

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Re: VICPOL Sea Rescue

Postby readydoors » Sun May 19 2013, 09:56

maybe they didnt have one? do Vpaw use them?
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Re: VICPOL Sea Rescue

Postby zoomcage » Sun May 19 2013, 10:16

readydoors wrote:maybe they didnt have one? do Vpaw use them?


They don’t use them but perhaps they should start. Every other professional rescue operator uses Hi-lines for the very reason shown in the above video clip.
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Re: VICPOL Sea Rescue

Postby readydoors » Sun May 19 2013, 10:28

thanks zoomcage, interesting. i cant believe it was put online to start with!
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Re: VICPOL Sea Rescue

Postby dark horse » Sun May 19 2013, 10:38

FerrariFlyer wrote:
When you view videos like this it always presents a good discussion point as a crew as to 'how we'd do it if that was us'.


OR perhaps a better question for rescue crews - Would we have even attempted the rescue if we didn't have the appropriate equipment or procedure for such a rescue?

This is the question that will keep helicopter crews alive.

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