Helicopter Underwater Egress Training (HUET)

When:
July 31, 2019 all-day
2019-07-31T00:00:00-04:00
2019-08-01T00:00:00-04:00
Where:
Maine Maritime Academy
Ed Biggie Room Smith Alexander Gym
Contact:
Continuing Education
(207) 326.2211

This 1-day Helicopter Underwater Egress Training (HUET) (non-STCW and non-OPITO) course is designed for both the swimmer and non-swimmer to practice or learn aquatic emergency response skills and maximize the chances of surviving an emergency at sea during travel over/on the water.  The course includes both classroom lecture and in-water, hands-on training.

Instructional topics include: Philosophy of Survival, Crisis Management & Role of a Leader, Helicopter Safety Awareness, Helicopter Emergency (Ditching) Procedures, Underwater Egress Techniques, Aquatic Medical Management, USCG Lifesaving Equipment used during an abandonment including: PFD, Immersion Suits, Emergency Distress Flares.

Trainees are requested to bring a towel, additional set of clothes or a boiler suit for in-water training, and a positive attitude.

*Note: Maine Maritime HUET training utilizes an in-water training unit called a SWETS (shallow water egress training simulator seen in pictures) rather than a full scale METS.