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Pave Hawks called in on UK SAR mission

11th December 2008 - 11:05 GMT | by Tony Osborne in London


A pair of United States Air Force HH-60 Pave Hawks have rescued a Burmese sailor from a container ship off Ireland.

The two helicopters, based at RAF Lakenheath in Suffolk were launched along with an MC-130 Hercules tanker aircraft to fly out to the vessel, the 28,000 tonne Anna Rickmers to rescue the crewman 200 miles from the Southern coast of Ireland.

The rescue follows satellite call from the ship to Falmouth Coastguard which requested medical advice. The Master of the vessel was tele-connected by Falmouth Coastguard to the duty doctor at Queen Alexandria Hospital, Portsmouth and appropriate medical advice

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Tony Osborne


Tony Osborne

Tony was deputy editor of Defence Helicopter and Rotorhub magazines before joining Aviation Week in …

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