When faced with the threat of flooding on the ship, the captain responded swiftly and efficiently. He first stretched canvas across the ship’s large openings to create a barrier against the incoming water. Alongside this, he secured waterproof hatch covers over the major holes in the ship. While these measures didn’t completely halt the inflow of water, they ensured that a significant amount was deflected over the ship’s side, reducing potential damage. As the situation escalated and the manual hand pumps became blocked, the captain showed resourcefulness by using an electric pump he found beneath the chartroom floor. He connected this pump to a discharge pipe, ensuring that water was actively and efficiently drained from the ship’s interiors.