A ULTIMATE GUIDE TO
DECK MACHINERY PROCEDURES AND OPERATIONS (2nd Edition)

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The Ultimate Guide to Deck Machinery Procedures and Operations (2nd Edition)

A deck officer on board ship is responsible for a number of important jobs, which also includes handling ship’s navigation. From monitoring loading and discharging of the cargo to maintenance and primary upkeep of the ship, deck officers perform some of the most vital operations which allow smooth operation of the ship.

No matter what type of ship you are working on, as a “deck officer” or “mate” it’s your primary duty to ensure that proper procedures and safe working practices are followed while carrying out master’s order. Needless to say, working as a deck officer is not an easy job. Sometimes you are required to handle a number of jobs simultaneously whereas other times you might have to face unexpected dangerous emergencies. Whatever the situation, you being a responsible deck officer are required to be thoroughly prepared to ensure minimum risk to the ship and its crew.

Considering these points, along with a number of queries we have received over the past years, Marine Insight has compiled the eBook- The Ultimate Guide to Deck Operations and Procedures to help deck officer and crew members in carrying out all the important deck jobs with utmost ease and safety.

If you are a deck officer working on ships or are studying to become one, then you must be aware of the nitty-gritty involved with deck and cargo operations. While performing duties such as standing watch for navigation and security, operating and maintaining deck equipment systems, and handling lines to secure vessels to piers or other vessels, a deck officer needs to follow step-by-step procedures in order to avoid risks to the ship and his life. Following safe working procedures therefore a must while handling deck operations and that is exactly what this eBook provides.

What do we cover in this eBook?

  • Deck Machinery Operating Procedures
  • General Deck Operations
  • Emergency Preparation
  • Emergency Operations

The eBook Answers Some of the Frequently Asked Questions

  • Starting and stopping deck machinery such as bow thruster, steering gear, ballast system, mooring winches, anchor ebook deck windlass, hydro-blaster, lifeboats, and life rafts
  • How to carry out a safe port watch?
  • What is the importance of ship’s lookout and what are his duties?
  • What are entries are to be made in ship’s log-book?
  • What are the important guidelines to carry out anchoring procedure safely and smoothly?
  • What are the different methods for anchoring ships?
  • How to carry out pilotage operation?
  • What all things should be taken into consideration while handling a deck crane/ lifting operation?
  • What safety measures should be taken while working aloft?
  • How to perform a safe mooring operation? What are snap-back zone and rope bight?
  • What safety measures should be taken while working aloft?
  • How to perform a safe mooring operation? What are snap-back zone and rope bight?
  • How to avoid accidents during mooring operations?
  • How to prepare your ship before entering cold weather area?
  • How to prepare your ship for rough weather?
  • How to prepare your ship for piracy affected area?
  • How to stay prepared and alert for oil pollution accidents?
  • How to handle an oil spill on ships?
  • What to do when your ship is attached by pirates?List Item
  • What is emergency/ crash maneuvering and how to prepare for one?
  • How to perform emergency steering operation?
  • What is beaching?
  • How to perform abandon ship operation with different means?

Chapters in Detail

Part -I – Deck Machinery Operating Procedures (EBook 1)

  • Bow thruster / Side thruster
  • Steering gear
  • Ballast system
  • Stepping into 2nd engineers shoes
  • Mooring winches
  • Anchor windlass
  • Hydro-blasting
  • Fin stabiliser
  • Accommodation ladder
  • Deck cranes
  • Lifeboat launching
  • Rescue boat launching
  • Life raft launching

Part II – Deck Emergency Preparation (EBook 1)

  • Port watch procedure
  • Ship’s lookout procedure
  • Entries in the bridge log
  • Anchoring operation
  • Pilotage operation
  • Deck crane / Lifting operation
  • Painting and Chipping
  • Mooring Operation
  • Helicopter Operation

Part II – Deck Emergency Preparation (EBook 1)

  • Cold weather preparation
  • Rough weather preparation
  • Pirate zone preparation
  • Oil pollution preparation

Part IV – Emergency Deck Operations (Ebook 2)

  • Grounding/Flooding/Collision
  • Oil Spill on Ships
  • Pirate Attack
  • Emergency/ Crash Maneuvering
  • Emergency Steering
  • Beaching
  • Abandon Ship
  • Emergency Towing Operation

Here are the 5 bonuses you get with this eBook

Bonus 1 : Quick Reference Resource For Important Navigation Chart Symbols

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  • Introduction to Navigation Charts
  • Types of Navigation Charts Based on Origin
  • What are the methods to update navigation charts onboard ships?
  • How are navigation charts corrected onboard ships?
  • What is Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS)?
  • Understanding important chart symbols

Bonus 2: A Complete Guide to Travel Safety For Seafarers

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  • How seafarers should do travel planning
  • Assessing the travel risk
  • Passport and IDs – Do’s and Don’ts
  • Currency and Credit Cards – Do’s and Don’ts
  • Important Emergency Information
  • Tackling Emergency situation
  • Tips for booking hotels
  • General precautions
  • Miscellaneous travel tips
  • Resources

Bonus 3 : Important Checklists for Deck Officers

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  • Deck Operations Checklists
  • Emergency Checklist
  • General Checklist
  • Tanker Operation Checklists
  • And more…

Bonus 4 : Letter of Protest (LOP) Samples

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  • 16 Letter of Protests Samples for Deck Officers working on ships

Bonus 5: A Guide to Steering Gear On Ships

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  • Basic operation and types
  • Basic requirements for steering gear on ships
  • Testing steering gears
  • Alarms and checks
  • Emergency steering

A Complete Guide to Travel Safety for Seafarers

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