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

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7 Responses to “Helicopter Underwater Escape Training”

  1. andrew
    19. Oct, 2011 at 13:20 #

    This is a great course that needs steady nerves!

  2. Breval Alexander
    01. Sep, 2012 at 13:55 #

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

  3. Isalino
    13. Apr, 2013 at 12:07 #

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

    • andrew
      14. Apr, 2013 at 10:28 #

      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

  4. Greg M. Scholtz
    21. Aug, 2013 at 19:29 #

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

  5. Suzana Neto
    11. Sep, 2013 at 13:09 #

    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

    • andrew
      11. Sep, 2013 at 13:29 #

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

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