National Geographic : 1943 Mar
San Francisco: Gibraltar of the West Coast 287 i-I I AP from Press Association Abandon Ship! Some Grab Their Noses and Jump; Others Slide Down Ropes and Nets Here Merchant Marine cadets from the training school at Coyote Point, San Mateo, learn how to leave a sinking ship. From platforms built to scale and simulating a ship's side, cadets spider down "scramble nets" or jump with kicking feet into oil burning on the surface, a tanker's worst dread. They are taught to swim beneath the flaming surface, pop straight up for air, and resubmerge in split seconds.