" it was shot from the pilot's room and he was off watch, one of the boat's owners (Osage Marine Service) even chimed in in the comments and it appeared that she had not even known this incident had happened. (!!??!!) A good number of people (maybe 8 to 10) have died in St. Louis over the years in high water downstreaming on fleets like that, but the message of closing watertight doors seems to have made it into the collective consciousness down there, to the benefit of these guys. Even when I was on the big boat, whenever we were doing this my helper knew those doors were to be closed when downstreaming was done on his watch... Just too dangerous. "
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