Checklist for helicopter operations ?

In ALL emergencies, Captain/Chief Eng. will take control of situations as soon as possible – but initiative must be taken by other individuals where immediate action is required.
Sounding the alarm must be loud and clear – use of the General alarm and PA System is encouraged.
Any available spare person should be nominated as writer as soon as possible to prompt actions from this checklist and record events as they happen.  

Also refer to ICS Guide To helicopter/Ship Operations Book

Composition of various parties as per Bridge Information Book Helicopter Operations





01Provide Helicopter company & pilot with details of vessels construction, landing/winching areas, obstructions, course speed etcOOW/MasterXX
02Agree procedures with pilotMasterXXX
03Hoist Answering pennant on light mast. At night shine a light on itH/Party.OIC CfmXX
04Ships railing dropped downCOX
05Tank pressure reduced to less than 500 mmwgCOX
06Flashing red light available for use if found necessary to cease operationOIC Heli Party.OOW Cfm.
07Helicopter party standing by with portable extinguishers,BA&Flame suits,Fire hoses,Resuscitator ,wire cutters,hammer,crowbar etcOIC Heli Party.OOW CfmXX
08Boat party standing by in case helicopter has to ditchOIC Boat party.OOW CfmX
09Foam station to be manned and in readiness for use if Chopper crashes and flame erupts.Chief Eng /OOW to cfm.XX
10Fire line pressurised with anchor hydrants openOIC Heli party/OOW cfmX
11E/R manned,Engines in readinessOOWXXX
12Note location of operationOOWXXX
13Complete ICS Guide check list for Heli OpsOOWX
14Note reason for use of helicopterMasterXXX
15Prepare deviation statementMasterXX
16Note time resumed passageOOWXXX
17Enter facts in Log BookOOWXX
*RA  :   Radio Advice*WR :  Written Report*D/E :  Documents/ Evidence


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