helideck


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helideck

(ˈhɛlɪˌdɛk)
n
(Aeronautics) a landing deck for helicopters on ships, oil platforms, etc
[C20: from heli- + deck]
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Meanwhile, the Dynamic Positioning drilling semi Ocean Yatzy will have structural repairs carried out on a lifeboat platform, stability column and helideck as well as several piping and steel deck renewal works.
"And when he landed the survivors on the ETAP platform, he had to climb into the cloud to get to the helideck and drop them off.
The living quarters were totally replaced with an ultra modern accommodation block to house 100 men in high standards of comfort and safety, with three new lifeboats and a new helideck. The unit also underwent extensive steel replacement in the Hull, on the decks and the sub base, a total of around 500 tonnes were replaced.
Aviation expert Jim Ferguson said: "The helicopter would have only been at an altitude of a couple of hundred feet as it approached the helideck. This doesn't give you much time if something goes wrong.
Weather conditions were stable but the cloud was so low it was below the level of the platform's helideck.
Specialist Services was able to meet this criterion by utilising their experience of design and fabrication through using a stressed skin structural design and lightweight materials such as GRP bathroom modules, aluminium helideck and fire divisions etc.
I've lost my bet so now it's round the rig's helideck in the nude."