I was a long liner for a couple years before making the real money on a scallop boat. Longest I spent on a sword boat was 25 days and we were routinely 250 miles from land while fishing some of the spots mentioned in the movie. Was shooting the chit with the old salty skipper up in the wheel house one day and the conversation came around to what he'd do if we were going down out here. He pulled out a set of handcuffs he carried with him and told me I could have fun bobbing around to death. He would secure himself to the rail and get it done quick. I s till get chills thinking about it since I knew he was serious. I guess I just cling to life and and am optimistic I'd find a way to live.
I can just imagine that skipper's dead body halfway to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean.....meanwhile on the surface with one button press rescues would already know where you are down to several feet.
But a captain always goes down with the boat....or some such nonsense.