Up early and out the door by 7, I spent most of the day in class, listening to lectures. Safety, first-aid, life-boat, offshore legislation, etc. We did some CPR, trained on the AED (automatic external defibrillator) launched an enclosed, motorized life boat, but it was mostly lecture-based and boring. After class, I stuck around to check out the escape chute used on North Sea rigs. Very cool, like something you might in a McDonald's play area, but its deadly serious business to escape a burning, exploding rig. Tomorrow is FIRE and sea-survival and promises to be much more fun, if we can manage to stay out of the classroom.