Joint winch training exercise showing paramedic transfer between Westpac Rescue Helicopter and NZ Coastguard/Sumner Lifeboat off the coast of Canterbury.
Solid Energy rescue helicopter and Greymouth Coastguard responding to a stricken fishing vessel and crew about 41 kilometres off the coast of Greymouth. Click to read story
Winch transfer of injured seaman from vessel onto Westpac Rescue Helicopter using 'long-line' transfer method. This occurs when the helicopter is unable to take up position directly above a pitching vessel and must stand off to the side until the winch is attached, guided by a long-line cable.
General operational video.