Helicopter Underwater Escape Training

The simulator turns upside down in the pool – and the Sea Rescue volunteers must swim out.

Four Sea Rescue Helicopter Unit (SRHU) crew members from Port Elizabeth traveled to Cape Town for a weekend of training with the local SRHU crew and some of the Cape NSRI stations.

The weekend consisted with a training exercise hosted by Hout Bay and Kommetjie on Saturday and an advanced Helicopter Underwater Escape Training (HUET) and pool training session at the Cape Peninsula University Technicon’s Granger Bay Survival Center.

The HUET training simulates survival and escape from a helicopter ditching into the water. Trainees are required to be able to escape from a submerged “Helicopter” and rescue any trapped crew.

Rob Fine took the underwater pictures and Ernesta Swanepoel those above water.

Please note that this course is run by the Cape Peninsula University Technicon’s Granger Bay Survival Center (CPUT). It is not a course offered by NSRI. CPUT Survival Centre can be contacted on 021 440 5700. Project maritime in Saldanha bay also does HUET training: 022 7140 614

Before the “helicopter ditches.”

 

The simulator is in the water and flooding.

Time to swim out of the simulator.

 

Sea Rescue volunteers swim out of the upside down simulator.

Please note that this course is run by the Cape Peninsula University Technicon’s Granger Bay Survival Center (CPUT). It is not a course offered by NSRI. CPUT Survival Centre can be contacted on 021 440 5700. Project maritime in Saldanha bay also does HUET training: 022 7140 614

By andrew on October 17, 2011 · Posted in News

7 Comments | Post Comment

andrew says:

This is a great course that needs steady nerves!

Posted on October 19th, 2011

Breval Alexander says:

Good day,I am trying to find HUET courses in Durban area and prices.
Thanks

Posted on September 1st, 2012

Isalino says:

I’m looking for a HUET course in Cape town.
If somebody can help, I would appreciate.

Posted on April 13th, 2013

andrew says:

the Huet course is run by the Cape Peninsula University Technicon’s Granger Bay Survival Center (CPUT). It is not a course offered by NSRI. CPUT Survival Centre can be contacted on 021 440 5700. Project maritime in Saldanha bay also does HUET training: 022 7140 614

Posted on April 14th, 2013

Greg M. Scholtz says:

Looking to complete the full training course in Durban.
Any suggestions?

Posted on August 21st, 2013

Suzana Neto says:

Good day dear Sirs.

I´m Businnes Director of a company in Angola and I would like to know when is schedule the HUET, BTS?

Best regards,

Suzana Neto

Posted on September 11th, 2013

andrew says:

Dear Suzana the HUET course that we do is for NSRI volunteers only. Please contact CPUT Survival centre for their course details.

Posted on September 11th, 2013