DEPLOYMENT BY HELICOPTER (Contd)
INTERIOR BAY SHOWN
HELICOPTER LIFT CABLE
All personnel must wear approved life jackets while on
the bay. Failure to comply may result in injury or death
Boat crew will perform steps k through r to complete
launch of bay.
k. Signal helicopter pilot to lower bay onto water, then secure bay to
BEB (9) with tagline so connecting end of bay is held floating downstream.
l. Secure connecting end of bay to second BEB (7) with tagline.
Ground helicopter connecting ring prior to connecting/
disconnecting. Static electricity generated from helicopter
will shock personnel and injury or death may result.
m. Disconnect helicopter lift cable hook (4) from helicopter lifting sling, then
signal helicopter pilot to raise lift cable and fly clear of launch position.
n. Disconnect four chains (8) from load receiving pins of bay, and remove
helicopter lifting sling to BEB (7).
Ensure all personnel are off the folded bay and clear of
its sides prior to opening travel latch. Failure to comply
may result in injury or death to personnel.
Perform step o for an interior bay only.
o. Using boat hook, open travel latch (10) at downstream end of interior bay