This is the famous video of the high speed approach onto Illona in Nassau. I assume this video is faster than the actual approach speed of the Helo. If not, this pilot would have been pressing his luck. A professional helicopter landing on a small landing spot with no forward missed approach possibility looks different. But this video shows clearly the stupid design of this landing pad. Additionally several safety measures and procedures are disregarded during this approach. Provided this video is shown in real speed, on my boat, this pilot would have lost his job. You can tell by the face of this passenger in the rear seat, that he was not amused. Pofessional helicopter pilots are teached to approach a landing spot on the aft deck of a ship with some offset, stop forward motion completely prior reaching a point almost abeam the landing pad and then hower sideways onto the landing spot. Which was difficult on the old Ilona landing pad, as both on the port and starboard side the landing pad was not unobstructed according to LY2. This procedure is even more important, if the ship is in forward motion (with the nose into the wind), as the superstructure of a ship is causing a pretty high amount of turbulence (wash) behind the ship. Will say, a landing on a small helo deck can be done by real Pro but very carefully and as safe as possible. There are old pilots and there are bold pilots but no old and bold pilots (old chinese saying ).