Freskos touched on the safety issue in an online discussion about the project. "There were many long discussions about oxygen-deprived spaces such as anchor chain lockers and ballast tanks," he wrote. "There were contingency plans made for injuries. We carried a medical kit, we wore [life jackets], and took many other precautions." He also responded to those who questioned the wisdom of publicizing their late-night excursions to the Mothball Fleet. "I think I speak for the three of us when I say that we are well aware of the consequences," Freskos wrote. "But it's a passion of ours, and it's worth it."