HUDDLED AGAINST THE COLD
The alarm had just sounded when the assistant cook knocked on Eric Haynes’s cabin door. “I don’t know how bad it is,” he told Eric, “but we’re taking on water.”
Eric Haynes, 45, had been feeling the swells, but the pitching and yawing didn’t bother him. He’d been the cook on the Ranger for the better part of 13 years, and he knew her rhythms, the way she tumbled through the sea.
Eric got dressed, then headed toward the wheelhouse. Captain Pete