VNH South performed offshore evacuation flights due to Tembin-storm

The tropical storm no. 16 (internationally known as Tembin) had hit the East Sea on the night of December 23th 2017 and is expecting to slam into the coast from Ba Ria-Vung Tau to Ca Mau with the wind speed at level 11, strongest at level 14. This is forecast to cause direct danger to offshore installations in Ba Ria-Vung Tau area.

Upon receipt of oil and gas clients’ requests, Southern Vietnam Helicopter Company (VNH South) had endeavoured in arranging helicopter fleet, pilots and technicians to evacuate offshore crews to onshore, among which some platforms from Ba Ria-Vung Tau around 380km.



The MI helicopter on evacuation flight on RP3, White Tiger field


To prepare this evacuation campaign, VNH South had set up detailed plan in arranging helicopters, experienced crews and well coordinating internally. From 3am December 24th 2017, Technical and Ground Service Teams were in readiness to serve flight operations at highest intension. From 6.00 to 23.00hrs on that day, 110 flying hours had been performed with 1,152 offshore workers under the harsh offshore weather condition.


Due to the complicated sequence of the storm, VNH South had demonstrated high responsibility, working efficiency in arranging manpower, satisfying emergency clients’ demands, evacuating offshore crews timely and safely.


A evacuation flight on Dai Hung 01 performed by VNH South


Through this campaign, VNH South demonstrates not only its transportation capacity in harsh weather condition, its excellent reliability in fulfilling its commitment with clients in standby service for evacuation, emergency response but also its high social responsibility.

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