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A Sinking Ship Simulator – The Royal Navy’s Damage Repair Instructional Unit

How do you train sailors to save a sinking ship? Sure, you can teach them the theory, but there’s no replacement for having to hammer softwood wedges into deck and bulkhead splits that are spraying cold, high-pressure water in your face./Tom Scott

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At HMS Excellent in Portsmouth sits Hazard, a Royal Navy Damage Repair Instructional Unit (DRIU)./Tom Scott

Every Navy recruit who’s going out to sea will have to go through something like this — and on a much harder level than we did! But then, they’ll have had months of training and teamwork beforehand…

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They have to block the holes by hammering wooden wedges into them and ceasing the flow of water.This type of training has saved at least two flooding ships from sinking.