Fire at sea


I was in my cabin which adjoins the engine room via the engineers office when I was hailed by the engineer of the watch (Ken, Chinese, and Number 1 good guy). Ken had in one motion opened the door to my cabin, yelled "Fire Fire Fire" at me in Mandarin (which was real good because I understand two words of Chinese and "fire" is NOT one of them!) ..........and had pulled the phone off the wall ripping the wires out of it in his haste to inform the rest of those awake at 2330 in the evening.