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Re: Crew memo for helo evacuation

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Not a chance that a line will be dropped from a helicopter to be held by someone on deck. Not a chance anyone is going to be lifted from the deck of a pitching heaving sailboat. This would be courting suicide for everyone onboard both vehicles. Back to the drawing board.

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Re: Crew memo for helo evacuation

Training excercise - highly trained crew, rock steady 10knot winds, flat sea, no pitching, no yawing, no heaving - real world not so much.

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