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Re: Crew memo for helo evacuation

Not sure how large your boat is, but I have doubts that the USCG is going to attempt a hoist from the deck of sailboat pitching in the waves. More likely, they'll lower a rescue swimmer (with or without a basket) into the water near the boat. The swimmer will help get the victim to the hoist.

I've done helo casualty evacuation from the ground, but not from the sea.
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