Pucker factor: Three mast

We’ve covered the Norwegian tall ship Christian Radich in past Warship Wednesdays, but it seems like this is one of the scariest possible helicopter medevac there is. Just imagine how close those rotors got to the rigging. The static alone…

According to reports the rescue took place Tuesday, March 21 approximately 110 miles from shore in the Norwegian North Sea after the skipper of the training ship requested a medevac of a 16-year-old boy who had been unconscious after falling and hitting his head.

During the rescue, the wind was reported to be 35 knots and the configuration of the three-masted tall ship combined with the sea conditions made it difficult for the helicopter to get close.

Friggen yikes!

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