And the newly joined 3/O who had never been with bridge control before and rang noon on the telegraph.
And what was the 1st AE's reply? ******off.Middle of the night Captain on the bridge tries to phone the galley instead awakes the First A/E with: "A pot of coffee and four pieces of toast and no paint brush."
The galley commonly used a paint brush, sitting in a bowl of very warm butter, to butter toast.
Good tale, but very much doubt it would be 600 psi , more like 100-150 psi, the ER air line pressure which would still do the business. You couldn't handle 600 psi in a hose or even find a connection apart from the condensate drains, which would have been more interesting sending up a shower of oily white water, of which so much would come back and catch you.On the Baltistan on its final trip before handing over to the Greeks , problem with the eng.room phone and it was decided to try and use the voicepipe . After 21 years of service with various items discarded down the tube the 4th eng.thought it would be a good idea to blow some air up the voicepipe , straight from the bottles, 600psi. It certainly cleared the blockage but you can imagine that the old man was not very happy with state of the bridge .