Some articles on hatch covers:
... in an un-seaworthy condition, with gaping holes in its deck plating and hatch covers ... The hatch covers, in particular, posed a problem, since without them the cargo hold could fill with water in the storm and drag the ship under ... records showed inspections of the hatch covers during periods where they'd in fact been removed from the ship for maintenance inspections were recorded during periods of time when the ship wasn't even in port ...
Famous quotes containing the words covers and/or hatch:
“What art can paint or gild any object in afterlife with the glow which Nature gives to the first baubles of childhood. St. Peters cannot have the magical power over us that the red and gold covers of our first picture-book possessed. How the imagination cleaves to the warm glories of that tinsel even now! What entertainments make every day bright and short for the fine freshman!”
—Ralph Waldo Emerson (18031882)
“He looked at Senator Hatch and said, Im going to make her cry. Im going to sing Dixie until she cries. And I looked at him and said, Senator Helms, your singing would make me cry if you sang Rock of Ages.”
—Carol Moseley-Braun (b. 1947)