Date: July 11th, 2014

Place: Somewhere on the Pacific Ocean

US Coast Guard Ensign Alex Hamel, a landing signals officer aboard the national security cutter USCGC Waesche (WMSL 751), directs a Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force SH-60K Seahawk helicopter at takeoff during a search and rescue exercise in the Pacific Ocean July 11, 2014, as part of Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2014. RIMPAC is a U.S. Pacific Fleet-hosted biennial multinational maritime exercise designed to foster and sustain international cooperation on the security of the world’s oceans.

DoD photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Manda M. Emery, U.S Coast Guard/Released

The definition of “pucker factor”. A Danish Air Force Seahawk makes a bad weather landing on a small ship.  Video courtesy of YouTube and Forsvaret.