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Cheap insurance

It was the summer of 1994.  I was off the coast of Louisiana on a jack-up drilling rig filming for a marketing film for one of the largest oilfield services companies.  While checking-in and reviewing the rig's safety/evacuation procedures, we were met by the Tool Pusher.  He give my client a hard plastic case that had his company's name on it.  There was a pad-lock on the case which one of the technicians had a key.  He opened the case and to my surprise everything in the case was dry and in working order.  The case was lost a month earlier when one of their crews was transferring from a work boat to the rig in foul-weather.  The case was from Pelican Products.  


Since then I have purchase over a hundred cases.  From the smallest to their largest.  Everyone is still in service.