Fleet Features How We Get
Those 'BIG PICS'
HOW WE GET THOSE BIG PICTURES
If you have seen some of the fantastic
pictures on this website of vessels such as
and HEBRIDES, you maybe
wondering how they were taken. The answer is quite simply - from a
Winchman Chris Murray from the
Coastguard Helicopter 'Mike Uniform' based at Stornoway on the
Isle of Lewis and, serving the waters on the western seaboard of
Scotland, very kindly submits these superb pictures for us to view.
'Mike Uniform' on
|A bit of Info on G-BIMU Mike Uniform:
Maximum Speed: 131 knots
Range: 400 Nautical Miles
Endurance: 4 Hours 10 Minutes (over 5 for Mike Uniform)
Length: 22.3 metres
Rotor Diameter: 18.9 metres (62ft)
Since writing this feature the Sikorsky has been replaced by a newer
model, the S92.
The crew receiving their award
|Queens Award: Four members of the Stornoway Coastguard
Helicopter: (L-R) Winchman Chris Murray, Co-Pilot Neil Stephenson, Pilot
Clark Broad and Winch Operator Julian 'Smiler' Grinney are pictured
receiving the Queens Award from her Majesty the Queen for there sterling
efforts in saving nine of the crew from the fishing vessel Hansa in
Oscar Charlie From St Rognvald
|Reverse Shot! Taken from the bridge wing of P&O St
Rognvald on a routine crossing from Aberdeen to Lerwick, this shot
shows Mike Uniform's sister Oscar Charlie on exercise above
her. Oscar Charlie is based at Sumburgh Airport and performs
similar tasks to her Western Isles counterpart - keeping us safe at sea.