Marine Survival: Emergency Helicopter Abandonment

Moxie Media 24 minutes

Helicopters are a very safe and efficient means of transporting to and from offshore locations, but like any man-made device, they are prone to failure. As the number of personnel flying over water increases, there is a greater risk of helicopter ditchings and the need for personnel to be trained in underwater escape methods.

This training outlines the actions required by passengers during a controlled ditching (autorotation to an upright position), a semi-controlled ditching (autorotation with immediate capsizing), and an uncontrolled ditching (mid-flight break up or hard entry into the water). Emphasis is placed on pre-flight preparation, listening to the flight crew, use of seat belts, knowledge of proper crash positions, and the ability of passengers to orient themselves underwater in order to locate and activate submerged aircraft exits.

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Moxie Media

For over 36 years, Moxie Media has been providing training, safety, and software resources to the Maritime community to help mariners stay in compliance with regulatory and customer requirements. Moxie offers a library of hundreds of maritime-specific eLearning programs that can be delivered with Seably’s best-in-class shipboard Learning Management System (LMS).


Moxie Media is a leader in developing training programs for the maritime industry to meet safety, health, security, maintenance, and regulatory compliance mandates such as Sub M, USCG, and IMO. Moxie delivers online, mobile, and offline capabilities to provide access to key learning materials, letting crew members train at their convenience while assuring operators, auditors, and surveyors that crewmembers are up-to-date with the latest compliance guidelines and regulatory standards.

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  3. Language: English
  4. Length: 24 minutes
  5. Intended for: All marine personnel that are expected to use helicopter transport over water.
  6. Reference: Based on parts of SOLAS and STCW requirements.