g. As the ship's crew raises the ship's end of the hose to the ship's
deck by means of the heaving line, the shore crew assists and guides the
hose on the pier; if the hose is laid out in straight lines on the pier, the
shore crew couples the required number of 50-foot lengths prior to hauling,
then pulls the hose along the deck as it is being raised.
h. If a powered hose reel is being used to deliver the hose to the
ship, the shore crew operates the reel under power to pay out the hose at
the same rate the ship's crew is hauling it aboard.
i. When the ship's end of the hose has been raised to the deck and is
ready to be connected to the ship's CHT discharge riser, the shore crew con-
nects the pier end of the hose to the pier riser and signals the ship's crew
to attach the ship's end of the hose to the ship's riser; the ship's riser
is not connected until after the pier riser has been connected.
j. The shore crew then arranges the sewage hose along the pier, avoid-
ing kinking and keeping it out of the way of machinery, vehicles, cargo, and
foot traffic; the curvature of the hose should not fall below the curb on
the pier. This prevents excessive weight on the hoses and fittings caused
by water in the hoses; it is strongly recommended that the hose be parallel
to the spring line and that it be supported near the pier riser to prevent a
poor seal. A saddle support should be used on the pier if the hose cannot
be properly tied off to a rail, bollard, or to the walers to keep it from
sagging below the pier risers. Chafing gear should be attached to the hose
where it is observed to be rubbing on an abrasive surface.
k. The shore crew opens the valve on the pier sewer riser and signals
the ship's crew to open the ship's CHT discharge riser valve; the ship's CHT
discharge riser valve is not opened until after the pier riser valve has
been opened. As an alternative, the ship and shore crews may wait until all
sewage hose connections are complete before riser valves are opened.
1. The vessel's CHT system is then put into the pump-ashore mode; the
shore crew observes the hose in operation for five minutes to make sure that
there are no kinks, drips, or leaks, and that the pier sewer is functioning
m. If there is more than one riser on the ship, the shore crew proceeds
to each riser and, along with the ship's crew, repeats the steps listed
above for each riser until the ship is completely connected.