Saturday, June 20, 2009

Bomb goes boom

Saturday in Angola. Good times.  ISPS (international ship & port safety) drill.  This time it was a bomb, hidden somewhere onboard.  Naturally, we have to go find and disable it.  Common sense, right?  I mean, if you know you have a bomb onboard, don't immediately make like a hockey player and get the puck out.  No.  We've all seen bombs in the movies, so get out there and cut the red wire, not the blue one.  It always helps to carry a pair of tweezers and a pair of small snips, btw.  And pay no attention to the increasing tempo of the background music-it will stop suddenly when you cut the wire.

Dressed to kill in bright orange, we scoured the ship and eventually found the bomb.  It was an IED located in the hospital-inhuman bastardo terrorists tried to blow up the freaking hospital.  Well, maybe they actually know the medic and then things begin to make more sense...

Anyway, the medic found and disabled the device, so we could head down to the mess and a snack, while watching a particularly gripping presentation on the new version of the ISPS code.  Like I said, good times.

And how was your day?

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