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March 29, 2012
FIVE people who clung to the side
of a 25-foot boat after it overturned
visited RAAF Base Williamtown on
March 7 to thank their rescuers.
They owed that thanks to the pro-
fessional airmanship and skills of the
crew of the CHC search and rescue
helicopter Choppa 1 which is sta-
tioned at the base.
On the afternoon of March 6, the
helicopter was conducting overwater
training near Port Stephens when its
crew heard a radio transmission from
a Westpac rescue helicopter that it had
located the overturned vessel.
The CHC crew comprised aircraft
captain CAPT David Crick, CAPT
Brad Baines and aircrewmen (ACMs)
Geoffrey Abrahams and Joshua Elloy.
small island in
viewed from a
Photo: LS Jo
CAPT Crick said Williamtown Air
Traffic Control was very proactive
and offered Choppa 1's assistance,
which the Westpac helo accepted.
"We transited to the scene --
approximately 30 nautical miles east
of Williamtown," CAPT Crick said.
"As we approached the area, we
established contact with the Westpac
helicopter, which was positioned
above the overturned vessel.
"It was floating well."
The Westpac helicopter winched
four of the five people to safety and
then the CHC helicopter went in.
"We winched our rescue crewp-
erson down to assist the last survivor
who was standing waste deep in water
to the rear of the vessel.
"Once they were recovered we
sent our rescue crewman down to
recover the vessel's search and res-
cue (SAR) beacon, [so that it would
stop transmitting and not create a false
"We then transferred the patient to
the John Hunter Hospital.
"We arrived at the same time
as the Westpac helo, so handed our
patient back to their care."
CAPT Crick said the incident was
a great example of the rapid response
CHC can provide.
"The assistance from Air Force
Air Traffic Control was outstand-
ing, as was the Westpac helicopter
crew," he said. "The following day
the guys from the vessel came to the
base for a visit and to thank us for our
response. The visit was really appreci-
Meanwhile, two Air Force air-
craft helped search for a small craft
with two people on board which went
missing near Rendova Island in the
Solomon Islands group on March 1.
A C-130H and an AP-3C searched
for the 6.4m vessel, which had gone
missing about 15 nautical miles south-
east of the island.
Chief of Joint Operations LTGEN
Ash Power praised the crews of the
aircraft for their efforts.
LTGEN Power said Rescue
Coordination Centre Australia
requested ADF support on March 4
to assist the Solomon Islands safety
The Hercules arrived in Honiara
that evening and searched for eight
hours the next day. The Orion took
over the next afternoon.
The search was scaled down at last
light that day and the aircraft returned
Three of the
crew of Choppa
1, from left,
and CAPT Brad
was absent on
Photo: CPL Mark
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