When fireman Sandrini arrives late at the boiler room, Billy Blake scolds him for it. He is interrupted by another stoker who informs about a fire in the coal bunker. Blake gives the order to clear out the coal and watch it. Then he puts Mario to work, but not after asking what his brother's job is.
When the ship is sinking, firemen extinguiush the fires in a flooding boiler room. Suddenly the watertight doors close. Mario and others run to the other room, but Blake is too late and gets trapped in the flooding boiler room. He and another locked up fireman continue to shovel coal out of the furnaces until they drown.