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Old 09 February 2010, 16:19   #21
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That's weird how the brain plays tricks on you - I could have sworn that said yellow! Must have been the picture that threw me off? Either that or I need to top up my alcohol stream.
I was expecting a picture of the new SAR chopper not an old Sea King.
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Old 09 February 2010, 16:51   #22
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I was expecting a picture of the new SAR chopper not an old Sea King.
Don't be stupid - its a government announcement - the substance behind it doesn't exist yet!
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Don't be stupid - its a government announcement - the substance behind it doesn't exist yet!
Half expected to see one of BP's black and yellow Jigsaw choppers.
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The color of the object really doesn't play a part as much as one would think. The only color that can be hard to find is white. It stands out well against the sea, but in any white cap condition, it is immediatley lost in the waves. In the night time, that also applies for any light shade of yellow, gray, lighter green and even some reds as they all look the same through night vision goggles in the dark.

Any type of refective material or tape works exceptionally well, especially on the bottom of an overturned boat hull. Also, a bright strobe style light that can be turned on only in an emergency, either on the boat or individual lifejacket, is invaluable.

....than again, ours are orange.
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Coming to Rescue You Soon !!!!

The prefered bidder for Helicopter SAR from 2012, the following link takes you to the consortiums website

http://www.soteriasar.com/
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The prefered bidder for Helicopter SAR from 2012, the following link takes you to the consortiums website

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CHC and a bunch of Bankers.
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CHC and a bunch of Bankers.
So its still CHC Scotia running it.
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CHC and a bunch of Bankers.
well there's not much RBS don't know about bail outs and last ditch rescues.
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well there's not much RBS don't know about bail outs and last ditch rescues.
Yep! Bailed out of Ireland today, 750 jobs gone...
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