Download USCG Helicopter Rescue Pamphlet
part of The Cruising Club of America's mission to promote seamanship
and safety at sea, a group of members, supported by funds from Bonnell
Cove Foundation, collaborated with the U.S. Coast Guard
to produce this Helicopter Rescue Guide.
The purpose of the helicopter rescue video is to increase
boat crew awareness of the hazards and difficulties associated
with working in close proximity to helicopters.
The 16 minute video describes USCG helicopter rescue equipment,
the different types of hoists, boat & crew preparation,
the do's and don'ts of safety, and rescuing the rescuers in
the event of a helicopter crash.
We hope you never have to use the information but, if you
do, knowing the right way makes everyone safer.
Copies of the video plus an informative USCG pamphlet, "Guide
to Helicopter Assistance and Evacuation at Sea," have
been distributed to all the Moderators of US SAILING Safety
at Sea Seminars for use when a USCG unit cannot make a presentation.
Additionally, all yachts that race in the Newport Bermuda
Race receive a copy of the USCG pamphlet.
In a perfect world, all vessels that venture off shore and
along the coast should have a copy of the pamphlet aboard and
have their crews see this video, if they are unable to witness
an actual helicopter rescue demonstration.
The Bonnell Cove Foundation has
several loaner copies of the video for use in organized club
To view the pamphlet online as a PDF file, click here.
For more information, including copies of the USCG pamphlet,
send an E-mail to Ron
Trossbach. The Bonnell
Cove Foundation is a non-profit organization which funds
safety at sea and environmental awareness projects.
March 23, 2012