tl by danluffey
Original Idea / Research - Komori Yoichi
#3. Plunging In
#4. Iron Law
#5. See You Again
SFX: GWOOM GWOOM GWOOM
2: Do you...
3: 10km North-Northwest offshore from Ainoshima, Kyushu
SFX: GWOOM GWOOM
4: a pure heart?
5: 15:30 - The Fenglai, a Chinese ship
5: Typhoon #9 retained much of its force and size as it neared Kagoshima,
6: but then, it changed course toward the Pacific Ocean, so it looks like it'll miss mainland Kyushu.
1: Hey! What are you doing?!
2: We're taking waves broadside!!
3: You need to aim the ship straight up toward the waves!!
4: Otherwise, we might flip...
5: I know that!!
6: The wheel isn't working anymore!!
7: What am I supposed to do?
side: This manga is fiction. Any similarities to real life are purely coincidental.
1: 15:30 - Hakata Bay
SHIP NAME: Hakata
2: Now, Nagano from the 7th District Maritime Safety Agency HQ will give us a greeting.
3: That's the 13th...
4: I know how busy you all are, and I'd like to thank you sincerely for gathering here today.
5: This marks the 50th anniversary of the birth of the Maritime Safety Agency...
6: That's the 14th...
SFX: SNAP SNAP
7: And on its 50th year, the headquarters for the 7th district have been stationed right here on the Hakata.
1: How many people do they need greetings from, anyway?
2: Our job is to regulate marine crimes such as poaching and smuggling, as well as assist in sea rescues...
3: In a way, we're both the policemen and the firemen of the sea.
4: It'd be nice to get a picture from that ship...
1: Excuse meee.
2: I'm Urabe Miharu, from Every Morning News.
3: Is anyone up there?
SHIP NAME: Current
4: This ship's name is "Current." Weird...
5: Ah well. Guess I'll just walk on!
6: I'll be done in a second anyway.
2: This job's so boring.
3: How long am I going to have to keep doing this?
4: When I got the job with the newspaper, I felt like my dreams had come true.
5: Congratulations, Miharu!
6: They're going to send you to Kyushu, Miharu.
7: Then all of a sudden, they shoved me off to Kyushu...
1: Takashi... I hope you're still doing well in Tokyo.
2: And that you haven't found some other woman...
3: I need to hurry up and get back there...
4: I'm Urabe Miharu, a lone reporter who's traveled far from her boyfriend so she can work hard at her job...
5: I guess I'm kinda cool.
FX: TAP TAP
2: Who are you?!
3: Asst. Mate Senzaki Daisuke...
1: What are you doing down there?
2: Well, um... how should I put it...
3: I'm taking a crap.
3: Daisuke! You took another crap off the side?!
SFX: CLINK CLINK
4: But I don't like Japanese style toilets...
5: And besides, people do it all the time on fishing boats that don't have bathrooms.
6: This is a patrol boat!!
7: Anyway, who are you?
10: Sorry... I should have introduced myself sooner. I'm Urabe Miharu, from the Every Morning Newspaper.
11: I came here to cover the unveiling of the Hakata.
1: Oh, so you're a reporter.
3: escort this woman off the ship.
4: You see, Ms. Miharu,
5: we have to prepared to leave at any time.
6: People aren't allowed to come on board as they please.
7: I'm sorry.
8: No skin off my back.
9: Gimme a cig.
11: You're younger than me, right? How old are you?
1: Minors aren't allowed to smoke!
2: What are you, my mom?
3: Heh... but if you're 19, that must means you're a new recruit.
4: So what if I am?
5: Nothing... I'm a newbie too, you know. I'm 22.
6: Well then.
7: They say the typhoon's on its way, so you should probably get going.
8: See ya later! I'll be thinking of your panties when I jack off tonight.
9: Now I feel like taking a crap...
1: What's wrong, captain?!
2: Why aren't you sending out an SOS?!
3: You're worried about THEM?!
4: None of it's going to matter if we all end up dead!!
5: Stay back!
6: Stay back, or I'm cutting the radio off!!
7: Guess I have no choice...
8: Stop... calm down!
1: Send out the SOS! NOW!!
SFX: GWOOM GWOOM
3: Hey... don't spew on the ground.
SFX: SPLAT SPLAT
4: 16:00 - The Fenglai sends out an SOS
1: 16:30 - The HQ orders the patrol ship Nagare to move out.
We received an SOS from a Chinese ship named Fenglai. Its rudder was damaged at Kurinokami Reef, 10km North-Northwest from Ainoshima. Currently requesting rescue.
2: Hoist the anchooor!!
3: We set sail in five minutes!!
1: Guards, look ahead!!
2: What are you grinning about, Daisuke?
4: This is my first rescue, Ikezawa.
5: The beginning of a new adventure!
6: We would now like to welcome out Mr. Itao, from the Maritime Safety Agency Friend Association...
7: Idiot! You shouldn't be glad that there's been an accident!!
8: I see that it's very nice weather out today...
9: The "Current" is now setting sail.
1: PS-class Patrol Ship - Current
Span: 43m / Moulded Breath: 7.5m
Moulded Depth: 4m / 180 tons total
Main Engines: 3.200 PS x 2 / 2.500 PS x 1
Speed: 35 knots
SFX: SHIVER SHIVER
4: What the?!
2: What's going on?!
4: Why is the ship moving?!
2: Daisuke! What the hell's going on here?!
3: I showed her off!!
4: Then why is she still here?! We don't have time to go back in now!!
5: What's going on? They all look so much different from before...
1: Dammit! Whenever something goes wrong, they always blame it on me!
SFX: WHAM BAM
2: Sit here!
3: And tighten your seatbelt.
5: What is this?
6: Your spew bucket.
7: You'll get seasick, trust me.
8: Listen carefully, reporter...
9: Captain Katsuta Kotaro (45)
10: From this point on, we're all risking our lives. If you value yours, then you'll stay put.
5: I made you puke?
6: It's been 90 minutes since we set sail.
7: Wave height is 4m...
1: We're nearing their area.
2: I spotted their blip!
4: Can you find the ship?
6: They're out there?!
7: They were...
2: Grab your extinguisher!
2: Radio chief! Ask the HQ for a fireboat and a helicopter!!
3: We are now going to forcibly board the Fenglai from the port side!
4: Miike, Ikezawa, Senzaki! Prepare for special maneuvers!
5: What does forcibly board mean?
6: We're going to smash our ship into theirs to stick 'em together.
8: But then we could sink!
9: Just be quiet, little lady...
10: You're supposed to pray at times like these.
11: Chief Navigator Saiki Michio (41)
1: The special maneuvers group is ready, sir.
2: Asst. Mate Senzaki Daisuke (19)
3: Mate Ikezawa Masaki (30)
4: Asst. Radio Officer Miike Kenji (24)
5: OK... get out to the deck.
6: After we make contact, you're going to jump over and secure the ropes.
7: Look... there are being on that ship who are waiting for our help.
8: Daisuke... your adventure is beginning now. How do you feel?
1: I wanna go hoooooooome!!
3: My... legs... are shaking...
5: It doesn't matter how much you flap your gums.
1: In one more minute...
2: we'll find out exactly what kind of person you are.
3: People find themselves unable to lie when death's staring them in the face.
4: We're already...
5: that close to death?
6: Here we go...
2: Tie the ropes!!
1: They did it!
2: We're good to go!!
4: Everyone, prepare to assist in the rescue!!
5: And start draining water!!
7: I feel kinda moved by all this...
1: Where's the captain?!
1: Hey, are you the captain?
3: Is that everyone?
SFX: CLANG CLANG
4: Something seems... weird about the captain.
5: Well yeah, it's tough being a captain.
6: If his ship sinks, then he'll lose all his trust and money.
7: He can't just smile and feel happy that he's being saved.
1: Ikezawa! I need a report!
2: Yes sir!
3: We rescued 11 crew members from the Fenglai!
4: We are currently in the process of acquiring the crew list from the captain!
5: Daisuke has remained on board to inspect the inside of the ship!
6: Well, tell him to hurry it up! We're running out of time!
1: Umm, what's going to happen to that ship?!
2: It's going to sink!!
3: In about 20-30 minutes, probably! Just save the questions for later!!
4: We're getting out of here as soon as Daisuke gets back.
7: How come...
8: you're dumping water there, and not on the fire?
1: Oh, that? We're trying to keep it from exploding.
3: If the gas tanks in the engine room catch fire, the ship will explode,
4: and that could put us in danger. We're trying to cool it with water so that it doesn't ignite.
5: Wow... it must be flooded inside, then.
6: Better than exploding.
7: Either way, it's only a matter of time until it sinks.
SFX: DWOOM DWOOM
8: Why am I the one who has to do this?!
9: Captain! I got the crew list!
10: Alright! Now get Daisuke back here!!
11: Daisuke! We got the list!
12: You can come back!!
1: Roger that.
2: What is this?
SFX: SNIFF SNIFF
3: Blecch! What the hell?!
4: It's puke!!
5: Why were they spewing in plastic bottles?
6: What the hell, China?!
2: Did they all spill out from there?
3: Hey! Daisuke, what's taking you so long?
SFX: SPLISH CLATTER
1: This was welded shut...
2: I see...
3: So this is where they're coming from...
4: Captain... you don't need to worry about them anymore
5: A few more minutes, and the ship will sink...
6: What is this? Something's hitting my hand...
7: This feeling...
9: It couldn't be...
1: A human hand?!
1: Captain! It's a person!
2: There's still someone on board!!
3: A person?!
4: What are you saying? We just checked the crew list...
2: They were smuggling people aboard, Daisuke!!
2: Oh shit!!
3: That explosion just snapped the ropes!!
4: This is horrible!
5: The ship's starting to come apart!!