Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Coordinating the rescue from a lifeboat

Who knows what we'd do until we're faced with it, but I do find this a little stomach turning.

Four hours before the ship went down, the captain was seen on the shore, wrapped in a blanket. The coastguard had repeatedly ordered the captain back onto the ship.

"where are you?"
"I'm in a lifeboat"
"What are you doing there"
"I'm coordinating the rescue"

"see that ladder on the bow? Go over to it, and climb up it. Go in the other direction to the people who are evacuating. Reboard the ship"

I only hope that, faced with the same situation, I wouldn't be in the position to need to be told that. That I'd still be on the boat, getting people off.

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