Arriving on the Kittiwake Platform
In the North Sea everyone flying to or from a platform has to wear a 'survival suit' (yellow here) with an inflatable lifejacket on top. Earplugs and headphones are required whilst inside the helicopter, and with some journeys lasting two and a half hours, it can be pretty uncomfortable.
Photo Courtesy of Shell Photographic Services, Shell International Ltd
Picture added on 14 November 2006