Coast Guard Helicopter Pilot Makes Crazy Landing On Ship In Rough Seas

46 mph winds, 15-foot seas and a small, moving landing pad? No problem, no problem at all.

Bering sea rough weather during rescue mission
Coast Guard crews conducted a long-range medevac of a man from a Military Sealift Command Vessel approximately 1,150 miles from Dutch Harbor, Alaska, May 6, 2018. A helicopter crew from U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak, deployed aboard the Cutter John Midgett, safely landed on the MSC vessel and embarked the man for follow-on transport to Adak, Alaska. He was transferred to awaiting emergency medical personnel for further transport to Anchorage.

Alaska Coast Guard rescue mission
Guys from the Coast Guard 17th district make it look so easy, but keep in mind that Alaska’s unpredictable weather and notoriously rough seas can be unforgiving.

Watch the Coast Guard unit based in Kodiak, Alaska as they fly a dangerous rescue mission. Another great example of excellent preparation leading to a happy outcome.

Daring rough weather rescue in Kodiak Alaska
Thanks to the U.S. Coast Guard for producing these great videos.

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