A while back, while riding on the BC Ferries Skeena Queen ([url =“http://www.bcferries.com/onboard-experiences/fleet/profile-skeena_queen.html”] this one ) I noticed a steel panel on the deck. It’s an oval panel, up near the starboard bow, just a few feet in from the railings. It’s held in place with about 20+ bolts along it’s edge (with 1 bolt every 2-3 inches).
I didn’t take a picture of it (my camera wasn’t working at the time), but here’s a picture where I’ve circled it’s general location. http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn313/starfire42/Shared%20reference/BCFerries-SkeenaQUeen-modded.jpg
Anyway, does anybody know what the heck is or it’s for?
It had too many bolts to be a door (to the bilge area, or a storage compartment) and I can’t imagine anything you’d want an access panel for in that area.