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Seychelles Air Force ready to survive at sea

(Credit: EUNAVFOR Somalia)
(Credit: EUNAVFOR Somalia)

(BRUSSELS 2) Having the right reflexes after a crash in the open sea, building a raft, moving it. Or, knowing how to position yourself and act to facilitate the process winching the victims around them or themselves... These are some of the exercises carried out by around twenty pilots from the Seychelles Air Force at the beginning of May.

A two-day training, offered by the members of its crew of the Spanish high seas patrol boat ESPS Tornado (P-44) which participates in the EUNAVFOR Atalanta operation, taking advantage of the passage on the island.

Once back on the flight deck of the Spanish warship, a simulated fire of the helicopter engine was carried out. Members of the Seychelles Air Force were able to observe and analyze the reaction of the Spanish Tornado firefighting team to this emergency situation. A demonstration which was accompanied by subsequent theoretical training.

(Credit: EUNAVFOR Somalia)
(Credit: EUNAVFOR Somalia)

Leaving the Seychelles, the ESPS Tornado resumed its anti-piracy duties in the Indian Ocean.


Leonor Hubaut

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