Winching Area

Winching area is a pick-up area provided for the transfer by helicopter of personnel or stores to or from the ship, while the helicopter hovers above the deck, for example as referred to in SOLAS regulation III/28.

Source: IMO MSC.1/Circ.1431, Guidelines for the approval of helicopter facility foam fire-fighting appliances, 31 May 2012, International Maritime Organization. Regulatory Guidance

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