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OTO 2001/089

Rough weather rescue

The report documents research to review the types of equipment and techniques currently in use for rescue of persons from the water around offshore platforms in rough weather, and to determine the limitations of that equipment due to extreme environmental conditions. The report also encompasses the results of an extensive questionnaire designed to reflect the views of the various industry sectors. In the context of this study, rough weather is taken to mean the conditions in which training and practice for an emergency situation are not normally carried >out for safety reasons.

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Updated 2010-03-19