THE BEST SEAMANSHIP - A GUIDE TO DECK SKILLS
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The publication provides seafarers and all other interested readers with a necessary practical guidance to the deck skills. The book starts with the chapter dedicated to the handling of ropes covering fiber rope and wire rope, tie of rope, splices for the three- and eight-strand and double braided rope, and of wires. The second chapter addresses the canvas works including tools, measuring and cutting, and sewing. Third chapter of the Guide is dealing with the chipping and painting, including all associated safety equipment. Fourth chapter of the book provides the information on mooring and unmooring, covering the mooring line, anchor work, mooring to conventional buoy and to SBM, accommodation ladders and greasing the deck machinery. The fifth chapter titled Working Aloft covers the safety measures and boatswain's chair plus stage board. Remaining three chapters of the Guide are dealing with the pilot ladder, including required arrangements for the pilot, emergent repair of these ladders, and making a ladder, repair works including ballast and cargo valves, emergency repairs to piping arrangements, air motors and facet plus door locks, and tools commonly used on deck - i.e. everything the crew members working on deck shall be aware of.
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