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A drum for winding a mooring rope on shall be installed aboard the ship.
The above sentence says that a drum onto which a mooring rope is usually wound shall be installed aboard the ship.
Is the original phrase properly formulated?
It's part of the translation which I had to make from Polish into English for a workmate of mine.
Simpler than 'A drum for winding a mooring rope on' is 'a mooring rope drum', which is a term in use in the seafaring world.
I didn't know that, so I took a longer "path".