Pictures and information copied from the 1954 Helena cruise book
On 4 November 1954, in the wake of Typhoon Pamela, a man was washed off the forecastle. Quick, smart action by the life boat crew had
him out of the water in seven minutes despite the heavy seas. A helicopter ferried the victim, L. C. Manry, from the boat back to the ship.
The sea was rough
The heroic lifeboat crew
Tired, wet and proud
Back to safety
To view 8mm colored pictures of the incident, click HERE!