Acts 27:30 & 31
"In an attempt to escape from the ship, the sailors let the lifeboat down into the sea, pretending they were going to lower some anchors from the bow. Then Paul said to the centurion and the soldiers, 'Unless these men stay with the ship, you cannot be saved.'" NIV translation
So the sailors were terrified and tried to escape into the lifeboat. Paul informed the soldiers that they must stay with the ship for God promised that, if they did, their lives would be spared. The soldiers were supposed to get the prisoners to Rome safely and, if they escaped, the soldiers could lose their life. This, too, is a picture of how many times during the storms of life we forget about what God has told us and how He will protect us and we try to do things on our own. Like the sailors here, we must stay in God's will (the ship) and we can be assured that God is going to take care of us.