vessel. In these instances, it will be necessary to run sewage hoses from
the deck riser of the outboard vessel to the nearest available sewage riser
which can be used. This could require the placement of a sewage hose or
hoses across the deck of the adjacent inboard ship before connecting to a
sewer riser on the following inboard ship.n some instances, running sewage
hoses across several ships is required before a ship-to-ship connection is
made. If no intervening ship has a riser available for connection, the
sewage hoses would have to be run from the outboard ship across all inter-
vening ships and connected directly to the sewage riser on the pier.
Upon completion of ship-to-ship connections, the ship's hose handling
crew observes the transfer of sewage through newly connected hoses for at
least five minutes to make sure that they are functioning properly. HOSES
SHOULD BE INSPECTED BY THE SHIP'S CREW AT LEAST ONCE EACH WATCH TO DETECT
LEAKAGE OR OTHER PROBLEMS.
7.2.4 USE OF SHIPBOARD CRANES. Shipboard cranes often can be used to
transfer sewage hoses across the deck of a tender (or other surface ship)
for hooking up surface ships nested outboard of the tender. For this pro-
cedure, the required number of sewage hoses are removed from the vehicle and
laid out on the pier. The hoses are connected, and each length is doubled
over. Then the hoses are gathered together with a nylon strap and the strap
is attached to the tender's inboard crane. After attachment, the hose is
lifted to the top of the tender and transferred to the outboard crane. From
there, the hose is lowered to the inboard ship in the nest, and manual hose
handling procedures can begin.