g. Upon receiving word from the shore crew, the ship's crew opens the
CHT discharge riser valve and places the ship's CHT system for that riser in
the pump-ashore configuration; as an alternative, the ship may wait until
all of its sewage discharge risers are connected to the pier sewer before
beginning to pump ashore.
h. The ship's crew observes operation of each hose under pressure for
at least five minutes to assure that there are no leaks, clogs, or other
i. If there is more than one riser aboard ship, the ship's crew pro-
ceeds to each riser and, along with the shore crew, repeats the steps listed
above for each riser until the ship is completely connected and pumping
j. THE SHIP'S CREW SHOULD CHECK FUNCTIONING OF SEWAGE HOSE(S) AT LEAST
ONCE DURING EACH WATCH.
6.2.3 SHORE CREW TASKS. The shore crew assists the ship's crew in making
the ship-to-shore connection as rapidly and as efficiently as possible, but
ordinarily does not go aboard the vessel. No less than two men should make
up the shore crew.
The shore crew is advised of the vessel's estimated time of arrival in
advance. It is their responsibility to be at the proper berthing space with
sufficient clean hoses to provide the needed number of ship-to-shore sewage
connections. The tasks of the shore crew in connecting a ship to the pier
sewer system are as follows:
a. Coiled, collapsible rubber sewage hoses are handled manually; the
shore crew will lift the needed number of 50-foot coils of hose off the
transport vehicle onto the pier deck; each coil must be lifted down by at
least two men and must not be dropped to the deck.
b. The hoses are then uncoiled into parallel 50-foot lengths on the
c. When the hoses are handled and transported by means of a powered
reel, the truck carrying the reel is parked on the pier opposite the vessel's
CHT riser to be connected, with the axis of the reel parallel to the vessel.
d. The pier sewer riser selected for use should not be directly
opposite the ship's riser, but should be forward or aft of the ship's riser
to allow the hose to parallel the spring lines when connected.
e. The shore crew removes the dust plug from the pier sewer riser to
be used and passes the word to the ship's crew that they are ready.
f. The shore crew receives the heaving line from the deck of the ship
and bends it on the ship's end of the sewage hose, taking a clove hitch about
the hose above the fitting and shank, and taking a half hitch about the fit-
ting. The female end is raised to the ship.