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									                PORT HEDLAND PORT AUTHORITY
           HELICOPTER SAFETY COMPLIANCE CHECKLIST

Ships Name:…………………………………………………………………………………….

Ships Agent:……………………….Helicopter Landing Hatch Number…………………...

Captain,

Marine Pilot transfers for the Port of Port Hedland are normally undertaken by Helicopter. To
assist the Port in determining your vessels’ suitability for helicopter operations, the following
questionnaire is to be completed and returned to your Agent as soon as possible after receipt.

1.       Has your helicopter landing party received instructions in                 YES     NO
         accordance with AMSA Guidelines (Ship-Helicopter
         Transfers Australian Code of Safe Practice) or IMO/ICS Helicopter
         Procedures.

2.       IMPORTANT: Have your crew been instructed NOT TO                           YES     NO
         climb on to the helicopter landing hatch unless cleared to
         by the Helicopter Pilot?

3.       Is the Helicopter landing hatch marked?                                    YES     NO
         If so what is the diameter of your circle…………..m

4.       Does your ship have a minimum clear area of 20.3m diameter                 YES     NO
         across the deck for the landing of the helicopter?

5.       Do you understand that any helicopter transfer during the hours            YES     NO
         of darkness will require the vessel to turn on all upper deck lighting?

6.       Is your ship fitted with deck cranes or timber stanchions?                 YES     NO

7.       Will the Helicopter APPROACH PATH & MANOEUVERING                           YES     NO
         ZONE BE CLEAR of all wires, derricks, cranes, aerials or
         other obstructions or loose objects when landing clearance
         is given?

Please note that the following will also be required:

●        A Fire Crew to be standing by with hoses and equipment.
●        A pennant or wind sock should be clearly visible by the helicopter pilot and is
         to be illuminated by night.
●        A rescue boat ready for immediate lowering.
●        A safe means of access for the Marine Pilot from the helicopter landing hatch
         to the deck.

SHIPS’ MASTER TO SIGN:………………………………………………………………….

Date:…………………………………………………………………………………………….
Agents are requested to return completed form to PHPA at least 24-48 hours prior to Vessel
arrival)



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