It’s fire-drill time aboard our training ship, something that happens at least once a week and keeps us all feeling super-duper safe. Each time we muster at our boat station, take roll call, and follow this with a brief lecture and video session.
This week the focus was on proper use of lifeboats and life rafts, which we will never need of course because there will be absolutely no emergencies aboard the Empire State! To keep us prepared, however, we went over a great many things to do with the proper launching, control, and storage of lifeboats and rafts. The cadets seem pretty confident about how to lower the boats to avoid injuries, how to clear the boat promptly, and use the equipment needed to steer them to safety.
It’s nice to know they’ve been paying attention! So far I can find my life-boat and probably manage to hurl myself into it with some extra instruction.