Originally Posted by Stephen J. Card
TEMSC on large passenger ship do not put out painters. On older passenger ships with open boats, only one painter is run out, one on each side for the most forward boat, usually the 'emergency boat'. The rest of the boats have to fend for themselves. Very unlikely any passenger ship would be trying to evacuate passengers would make any headway.
Quite right. However I forgot to add that the toggle painter could still be used in a vessel dead in the water. The oaersmen on the off side would backwater and the boat's head would sheer as needed.
TEMSC = Nausea.