My ship's old work photos show the daring works done by ship staff such as starboard anchor d-shackle lug re-affirming. The lug had pushed itself out as its tapering locking pin was lost away sometime, somewhere. Crew had to go overside at the curvature body of ship and do the hot work weld, also arranging to relieve the anchor weights off that lug. That required tough preparations.
Then, there is one pic showing the seat ring of a valve burst away when the vessel was discharging at merely 8kg/ sq cm.
During the teaching job which I was on some time ago, I picked that a lot of fresh un-christened sea-cadet would question during the COLREGS class as to what action should a vessel take if there is a vessel on the starboard side and a shallow patch on port side, and also a vessel coming from top.
Such fanciful questions are due for any fresh entrant to sea career. Even I had posed such ones in my years.
But today as a teacher I…