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    preparing the dock for a floating vessel to enter

    Hello everybody!

    He keeps an eye on the following work: preparing the dock for a floating vessel to enter, checking all docking devices for proper functioning, securing cranes, getting working equipment ready and keeping the dock tidy.

    I would like to say that one of the duties of the dockmaster is to prepare the dock to which a vessel can enter?

    Does "preparing the dock for a floating vessel to enter" convey the thought?

    Thank you.
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    Re: preparing the dock for a floating vessel to enter

    I had intended to mention this before, but I got sidetracked. In most of your recent posts, 'vessel' is sufficient. you don't need 'floating'.

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    Re: preparing the dock for a floating vessel to enter

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    I had intended to mention this before, but I got sidetracked. In most of your recent posts, 'vessel' is sufficient. you don't need 'floating'.
    I was going to suggest that, too, but then I thought that maybe the port also has vessels in drydock. Those would be non-floating vessels.
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    Re: preparing the dock for a floating vessel to enter

    He is responsible for the work, not just "keep an eye".
    He gets the dock ready to receive vessels.
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    Re: preparing the dock for a floating vessel to enter

    1. I suggest: He supervises the following work:

    2. "...checking all docking devices..." There are devises on a dock not specific to docking, such as cranes, conveyors, fueling equipment, etc. which might fall under the supervision of the Dockmaster. I suggest you refer to dock devises.

    3. Dockmaster is a job title- a proper noun- so should be capitalized.

    4. Vessels do not enter to a dock, they enter a dock. Your sentence should read: "... prepare the dock which a vessel can enter"

    5. But that sounds as if he waits until a ship shows up to get busy, so: (better) 'prepare the dock for entry' (if there is only one dock) (still a bit retroactive) OR (best) 'keep the dock ready to receive vessels at all times'.
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    Re: preparing the dock for a floating vessel to enter

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    I thought that maybe the port also has vessels in drydock. Those would be non-floating vessels.
    All the regulations Jacek is posting appear to be refer to vessels that are entering or leaving a mooring or are are tying or tied up.

    There would be specific regulations for vessels out of the water.

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    Re: preparing the dock for a floating vessel to enter

    It was so stupid of me to make such a mistake. I know that the verb "enter" means "go into" and is not followed by the preposition "to".

    I wrote as you suggested but I would like to know if there is something wrong with using "preparing the dock for a floating vessel to enter".

    In my opinion, "preparing the dock for a floating vessel to enter" means the same as "preparing the dock which/that a vessel can enter".

    I think it is the same pattern as "I need someone to talk to" = "I need someone to whom I could/can talk".

    The infinitive structures are fantastic because they are so simple while conveying so much information.

    Please tell me what you think of my opinion.

    Thank you.
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