Valued image set: Sea-air helicopter rescue training exercise

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Sea-air helicopter rescue training exercise (Norway)

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A Svalbard ferry en route from Longyearbyen to Barentsburg was contacted by the Norwegian Coast Guard to request its participation in a search and rescue sea-air rescue training exercise on behalf of the office of the Governor of Svalbard (Sysselmannen). The Eurocopter AS332 Super Puma hovered at roughly 100 to 150 ft (30 to 45m) creating significant spray while lowering and hoisting two of its crew.