I am just FULL of questions:
Where do people learn to be engineers on a boat? Where do people learn how to handle emergency
I was watching an episode a long time ago of Deadliest Catch where an alarm
went off. As it turns out, some onions had clogged up something that blocked the bilge pump
from working properly and the ship was taking on water
, or rather couldn't get rid of excess water
Where do people learn to quickly diagnose a problem like that. I would be in full panic mode.
I watch a program occasionally about some guys in S. Florida
who tow boats. One boat was abandoned because it was taking on water due to a drive shaft coming out of the area where it goes out of the bottom of the boat. The pumps could not keep up with taking on that much water so quickly. The guys were able to dive under the boat and stop it up long enough to get it to a place where it could be lifted out of the water.
How often can something like that happen and what the hell do you do if you are 100 miles out to sea when that happens?