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Friday, September 25, 2009

Sikorsky Awards SAR Operator

A UK S-92 helicopter crew operating on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) has received the Winged S Rescue Award from Sikorsky Aircraft. The crew, dispatched by CHC, rescued 14 fisherman from a boat while battling 70-knot winds during a 2008 mission at St. Kilda. The Winged S award recognizes Capt. Liz Forsyth, copilot Michael Melaye, Winch Operator Larry Slater and Winchman Phil Warrington, as well as the MCA Stornoway Rescue base.
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