Right you are, Lex. It was a collision I was referring to when I made the comment I made. The one I was involved in, I was really impressed with how drills paid off. we were landed, with 2 lines out, ready to get anyone and everyone off in about 8 to 10 minutes. Pretty impressive, I thought.

Also along the same lines as your post, the two fires that I extinguished on the DQ were both due to shipyard work...one in the yard when I was the only person on board (the deep fryer had been left on for 8+ hours) and one on the first day of the season...yard workers were still working aboard, and sparks fell from a welding job into an open paint can. Both fires were put out in a matter of one or 2 minutes with a CO2 fire extinguisher. No one was ever in the remotest danger.