case, the loading procedure is similar. The following set of steps may be
used for both hoses stored in racks and those on the ground. Steps given
for single, 50-foot lengths of hose are repeated until the total length of
hose needed to connect the vessel(s) has been taken from storage.
(1) If the hoses are stored on a rack in straight lines, they
first must be removed from the rack and placed on the ground. One man begins
by lifting the fitting on one end of the hose off the rack and placing it on
the ground. He then moves along the length of the rack, pulling that section
of hose out. The other man follows him, grasping the hose as it is pulled
out and lowering it to the ground. This continues along the entire length
of the rack until the fitting at the opposite end of the 50-foot section of
hose has been placed on the ground. The hose should not be dropped from the
rack to the ground.
(2) If the hoses are stored in straight lines upon the ground,
the length of hose to be taken from storage should be moved a short distance
sideways from the hoses in storage.
(3) After either Step 1 or 2, one man rolls the 50-foot length of
hose into a tight coil along the ground, keeping the male fitting on the
inside and the female fitting on the outside. After the coil is made it is
secured by tying with marline.
(4) The single coil of hose is lifted into the bed of the trans-
port vehicle. Coils of rubber hose are placed flat in the vehicle and may
be stacked two deep, if necessary. Eight coils of 50-foot lengths of rubber
hose can be carried in the bed of a half-ton pickup truck in this manner.
b. Hoses Stored in Coils. Fifty-foot lengths of sewage hose may be
coiled before storing. Storage may be upon the ground or in racks made for
storage of coiled hoses, as shown in Figure 3-18. The fifty-foot lengths of
both collapsible and noncollapsible rubber hose make up into tight, compact
coils. The coils are lifted and handled easily by a two-man shore crew.
The steps for loading coils of rubber hose are listed below.
(1) Rack Storage Loading. When the coils are stored on shelves
in a hose storage rack, the transport vehicle is brought as close as practi-
cable to the coils that are intended for use. To remove coils of hose from
the rack, both men grasp the coil on opposite sides and slide it out. Then
the men carry the coil to the transport vehicle without putting it down.
The coil is placed flat in the bed of the vehicle. Up to eight coils of
50-foot lengths of rubber hose can be carried in the bed of a half-ton pickup
Under no circumstances should the coils of hose be removed from the
rack and dropped on the ground before they are loaded into the transport
(2) Ground Storage Loading. If the coils of rubber hose are
stored on the ground, the transport vehicle is parked as close to the storage
point as possible. Two men grasp the 50-foot coil on opposite sides and
lift it into the bed of the transport vehicle. Each coil is placed flat in
the bed of the vehicle, which can carry up to eight coils.