Today in my vessel operations class we were all taught how to splice by our instructor Aaron Singh. From having difficulty pulling apart the 3 smaller ropes to not knowing where to place which lines, everyone encountered some kind of problem. Personally I had a hard time finding the “back door” the third line was supposed to go under during the first part of the splice. However, after talking to my instructor I was able to successfully splice by myself. Others did not have my luck. Some of my classmates started getting upset and wanting to give up. Patience is really important to learn before getting into advanced line tying.