Malacca Straits Helicopter Marine Operations

The Straits of Malacca are bordered by Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore and strategically they provide the shortest commercial trade route between Asia and Europe as well as the three most populous countries of India, China and Indonesia.

More than 50,000 commercial vessels transit the Straits annually and at certain parts of the voyage, ships of up to Malaccamax size are within 10 miles of the Malaysian mainland. Aerial Marine Media operates from a helicopter base within 20 mins flight time of One Fathom Bank and the main north / south shipping lanes .

Commercial sailing schedules in the Straits evolve with variable loading and refuelling times as well as tropical weather conditions. The proximity of the aerial camera team to the shipping lanes mean they can be flexible with their flight plan to accurately match the changing realities of the ship’s location offshore.

The company has unlimited access to highly experienced pilots and cost effective aircraft, including Robinson R66 Marine, Bell, AgustaWestland and Airbus AS355 .

Senai Airport at the southern tip of Malaysia provides rapid access to major shipping lanes off the east coast of the peninsular to ships arriving from China, Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Japan.

Malaysia is only 3 degrees above the equator, giving the location a consistent 12 hrs of daylight every day of the year. Both the photographer and the pilots are available to provide the client with aerial photographic services from sunrise to sunset; 7am to 7pm, 7 days a week, 52 weeks a year.

As the most globally experienced, maritime multimedia company in the Asia Pacific region, Aerial Marine Media is able to provide this adaptability of service at no additional cost to the client.