May 29, 2014 Geography, How to, Rescue, Sailing, Uncategorized

Fire at Sea

You’ll recall that Kevin Shaver specializes in disaster response for chemical, biological, nuclear and you-name-it disasters. After wrapping up a big tire fire in Puerto Rico, he took his team deep sea fishing. Upon returning from a long day, the boat caught fire somewhere below with smoke and flames billowing. His team instinctively kicked into action. They ripped out electrical wires, closed off compartments, dumped water from a quick bucket brigade, and got the blaze under control in a grueling 15 minutes. The captain was lucky to have such an experienced crew on board. Even though everyone was saved and the boat was still seaworthy, “The captain wasn’t pleased at the damage,” Kevin said. They did manage to save their day’s catch of tuna and mahi mahi.

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