The Department of Transport, Tourism & Sport have recently issued Marine Notice #3 Helicopter SAR Hi-Line technique. The Marine Notice contains the latest guidelines for the safe operation of a hi-line. The hi-line is a technique that may be used by the helicopter crew for the safe transfer of persons or equipment between the helicopter and a vessel in difficulty.
All seafarers are recommended to read the Marine Notice #3 of 2017 and familarise themselves with the safe operation of the hi-line.
A copy of the Marine Notice #3 2017 is available from the dttas.ie website