When more than two ships nest, the steps
outlined above are followed in
the same order. The only difference is that
the shore crew must deliver and
pass more hoses to the inboard ship. In some
cases, the shore crew will
have to transport more than one load of hoses
from storage to shipside before
all vessels in a nest are connected.
7.2.3 SHIP'S CREW TASKS. Assuming that two ships are nested, the crew of
the newly arrived outboard vessel is responsible for the handling of sewage
hoses for connecting to the inboard vessel. The crew's responsibility
includes moving the hoses from pierside across the intervening ship. A hose
handling crew of not less than four men and preferably six should be desig-
Immediately after tie-up, the hose handling crew of the outboard ship
proceeds to the pierside of the inboard ship. A heaving line is passed by
the ship's crew to the shore crew. The shore crew bends the line about the
female end of the first length of hose to be raised to the ship's deck. The
ship's crew raises the hose by manually hauling in on the heaving line. At
least two men are needed to pull the hose from pier to ship. As many as six
men may be needed, depending upon the height of the ship's deck above the
The hose should be raised to the deck of the inboard ship at the loca-
tion at which it is easiest for moving hose to the other side. As soon as
the forward end of the first length is in the hands of the ship's crew, the
following steps are carried out:
a. Two men take hold of the forward end and pull the hose across the
inboard ship to the side away from the pier, holding the forward coupling
off the deck.
b. As the hose is pulled across the deck of the inboard ship, at least
two members of the hose handling crew remain at the rail to continue hauling
the hose aboard from the pier; when the aft end of the hose length is aboard,
one man guides it across the ship, holding the aft coupling up off the deck.
c. Should it be necessary to use more than 50 feet of hose to span the
distance between the two ships, a second (and a third, if needed) section of
hose is coupled on the pier; the entire length is hauled aboard and moved
across the inboard ship as a unit.
d. When the forward end of the hose reaches the side of the inboard
ship away from the pier, two members of the hose handling crew go aboard the
outboard ship and station themselves opposite the end of the hose.
e. A heaving line is passed by the men on the forward end of the hose
to the men who have gone aboard the outboard ship.
f. The men who have taken the line move to a position on the deck of
the outboard ship next to the ship's sewage riser and begin hauling their
end of the hose across the space between the two vessels.