Tags: seamanship

Care of Mooring Lines

MGN 308 states that “Ropes, wires and stoppers that are to be used in mooring operations should be in good condition. Ropes should be frequently inspected for both external wear and wear between strands. Wires should be regularly treated with suitable lubricants and inspected for deterioration internally and broken strands externally. Splices in both ropes […]

Chain blocks

A chain block is a device consisting of two grooved wheels with a chain wrapped around them in the same fashion as a block and tackle. Chain blocks take the strain out of heavy lifting, potentially reducing the number of people needed for a job and reduce the chancy of a heavy item from being […]

Ice Seamanship

Download Description A book published by the Nautical Institute on the subject of Ice Seamanship. Including: Ice types, general terms and definitions, ice identification Ballasting in ice stopping in ice Safety rules Trimming for ice Approaching ice Avoiding floes Action to avoid icebergs and loose ice Ice breakers Canadian Arctic Charts Emergency Charts Glacier Ice […]

Pilot Transfer Arrangement Ensuring Compliance with SOLAS

Download Description A document produced by International Maritime Pilots’ Association (IMPA) in collaboration with the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) explaining how to safely rig a pilot ladder in compliance with SOLAS. Original Publisher International Maritime Pilots’ Association (IMPA) in collaboration with the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS). http://www.ics-shipping.org/pilotladders  |   IMPA