Sinking Ship Simulator: The Royal Navy's Damage Repair Instructional Unit 3 years ago

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17, 811 Likes   396 Dislikes - with many, many thanks to the Royal Navy and everyone at HMS Excellent!

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.

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

DIRECTED BY Matt Gray: - @unnamedculprit - see behind-the-scenes video at

Paul Curry - @cr3
Melinda Seckington - - @mseckington

And again, with many thanks to all the Navy team who were so generous with their time and effort: -


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