The Sea Rescue Helicopter Unit ( SRHU) volunteers exercised with a Lynx from HMS Dauntless last week. The British warship was moored in Cape Town harbour during an informal visit.
The aim of the exercise was to give NSRI SRHU rescue swimmers and Royal Navy Lynx crew a chance to work together, teaching skills of working with unfamiliar personal and crew at short notice. NSRI rescue swimmers as well as a Royal Navy Winchman were used as rescuers & casualties.
The exercise was a great success and showed NSRI’s capability of working together with foreign services for search and rescue.
A special thanks to NSRI Melkbosstrand for hosting this event. It was a stunning day and St18 has one of the best locations and facilities for these types of training exercises. Some of crew from HMS Dauntless were also taken out at Station 8, Hout Bay, on a training exercise to see how the NSRI conducts a training exercise.
Chris Edmonds, who is one of the crew on HMS Danutless, took the pictures. To see more pictures go to the SRHU Facebook page.