Tom reached the jet-boat deck, opened the hatch, and raced for the nearest small craft.
All emergency ports were open and the jet-boat locks were empty.
After inspecting the ship from radar mast to jet exhausts, the three cadets started back for the jet-boat deck.
He walked across the jet-boat deck to the nearest window port.
At the same time, the young cadet turned the valve that would open the outer air lock to the jet-boat deck.
Strong indicated that he was satisfied and turned toward the jet-boat catapult deck, the three boys following him in single file.
Checking the hiding place one last time, the three cadets left the storeroom and headed for the jet-boat deck.
Tom dashed down the nearest ladder and hurried to the jet-boat deck where the pirate captain waited impatiently.
With Astro's help, Tom was soon free and clear, standing beside Astro on the jet-boat deck.
Keep your jet-boat audioceiver open all the time and maintain contact with me.