Another "just-doing-my-job" rescue
As he approached the oil platform at night above the dark, foggy and icy waters of the North Sea, the pilot was forced to ditch the failing Super Puma with sixteen civilian workers and two crew aboard.
He managed to keep the helicopter upright on the water as the passengers escaped into two rafts, tied them together and set off flares. "An RAF helicopter and a Nimrod surveillance plane were scrambled to assist three civilian helicopters and the platform’s standby vessel with the rescue". They winched passengers and crew to safety.
Matter-of-fact and well done.