Like this you mean....It did look a bit contrived I'll admit, but that may be down to the editing too. A pity we didn't get to see the young AB who passed his exam catch his Dolphins. It doesn't always go well from what I've been told. Seeing him sew a patch on his shirt isn't quite the same.
Also the marine engineer who sorted he heads out went from hero to zero when he drove the boat.
For those that don't know, the skipper presents them in a glass of rum. The recipient is supposed to drink the rum and catch the Dolphins in his teeth.