The Irish naval service engaged in helicopter insertion training this week in Cork harbour.
They were joined by Air Corps and Army members for the training which took place near Naval HQ in Haulbowline, Cork. Deploying troops and divers from air to water is a useful in counter-mine, search and rescue and other special operations.
Getting lifted out of the water. A rib stands by keeping a close eye on the operation
The person on the rope closely monitored from the helicopter
Bird’s eye view of the insertion training
The pilot’s view. A crucial part of the training is the safe conduct of the flight.
Photos from Irish Naval Service Facebook page