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RMSI medical specialists take helicopter evacuation training

United Arab Emirates: Thursday, April 26 - 2012 @ 12:19

The training equipped participants with specialized skills in how to deal with exposure to hypothermia, maritime fire fighting on board vessels and maritime rescue.

Commenting on the course, Training and Quality Manager, Avishkar Motilal, said: “This course will empower RMSI staff to be able to deal with any situation whether land or sea and adds a new dimension to our already extensive skillset.

“Prevention and protection are central to RMSI’s mission statement and we continually strive to safeguard and serve our clients in any situation, wherever and whenever.”

A key component of the training session was helicopter underwater escape training (HUET) during which participants are spun around in a mock helicopter underwater. Once the spinning stops, the team is left suspended upside down. Disorientated, they must free themselves from their seat constraints and perform various tasks before finally evacuating the cubicle and swimming to the surface.

Conducted by maritime education and training school, Emirates International Maritime Academy (EIMA) in partnership with safety training provider SMTC, the training gave an invaluable insight into offshore survival techniques. In addition, it further bolsters RMSI’s technical skills and practical knowledge in delivering offshore medical services.

RMSI operates in unstable environments like Iraq and Afghanistan and provides fully integrated medical support services including on-site medical clinics, field hospitals and both ground and air ambulance services.

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