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Guide to Helicopter/Ship Operations, Fourth Edition

August 2008

This fourth edition was removed from sale in March 2021 and replaced by the Guide to Helicopter/Ship Operations, Fifth Edition.

The fourth edition of the Guide to Helicopter/Ship Operations reflects current best practice in the international shipping and aviation industries, and supersedes the third edition. The Guide has been fully updated with extensive guidance regarding the role and responsibilities of both the ship and helicopter, using expert advice from the aviation industry.

It is strongly recommended that a copy is carried on board every ship (and is obtained by shipping companies and helicopter operators). To provide additional value and utility, this new edition is accompanied by a CD version of the text with a search function. The CD also includes an electronic template for preparing helicopter landing/operating plans for transmission from the ship to the helicopter operator.

The fourth edition, complete with detailed illustrations, takes full account of:

  • Latest specifications for helicopter performance
  • Latest ICAO (aviation) requirements for the safe location/marking of landing and winching areas
  • New guidance on the growing practice of transfer of marine pilots direct to the bridge wing
  • Revised guidance on actions to be taken in the event of helicopter incidents.