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There was a mandatory emergency drill held just before departure. We learned the various emergency signals.

  • Seven short blasts followed by one long blast – Standard Evacuation, proceed directly to your lifeboat assembly station.
  • Eight short blasts followed by one long blast – Giant Squid Attack, proceed to your lifeboat assembly station while avoiding tentacles.
  • Nine short blasts followed by one long blast – Tsunami Rollover Condition, follow the plucky band of misfits led by the angry young priest to whichever end of the ship is pointing UP.
  • Ten short blasts followed by one long blast – Multi-dimensional Portal or Time Warp Situation, determine time/space coordinates and, if no civilization exists, found new colony at the direction of the Captain who will suspend contemporary mores to ensure survival of Humanity.