secured to the ship's end of the hose for passing the hose down to the pier.
Because the hose contains some salt water, it may be heavy enough to require
a crew of four to six men to lower it. The hose is lowered until the ship's
end of the hose is low enough to permit all or a portion of the salt water
to drain into the harbor. The shore crew then pulls the hose onto the pier,
draining the remaining salt water into the harbor at the same time.
8.1.4 HOSE RECOVERY. Recovery steps include disconnecting. and removing the
flushed sewage hoses from the vessel, capping and plugging the hoses, placing
them in a transport vehicle, and transporting them off the pier to the stor-
age area. For achievement of efficient operation and personnel safety, the
steps followed for recovery of sewage hoses are just as important as those
followed when the ship is connected to the sewer system. Sewage hose recov-
ery procedures must be handled very carefully to reduce the chances of sewage
spills, which can be nuisances and lead to health hazards.
The steps followed for both surface vessels and submarines in recovery
of sewage hoses are so similar that both sets of instructions may be com-
bined. The two main distinctions between recovery from surface vessels and
from submarines are: (1) hoses used on submarines are smaller in diameter,
lighter, and easier to handle, and (2) the shore crew rather than the ship's
crew performs the salt water flushing of submarine sewage hoses. In both
cases, the hose recovery begins with a hose that has been flushed and is
disconnected from the vessel's sewage discharge riser.
8.1.5 RECOVERY PROCEDURES, SHIP'S CREW. The following steps are followed
by the ship's crew in recovery of sewage hoses:
a. A heaving line is bent about the ship's end of the sewage hose,
which has been disconnected from the closed riser.
b. The bronze dust cap over the cam-lock fitting on the ship's riser
c. The ship's end of the sewage hose is untied from the ship's rail,
stanchion, saddle, or other support.
d. The hose is handed down to the shore crew on the pier by means of
the heaving line, using at least two men if the hose is empty, or at least
four men if the hose contains salt flushing water. The ship's end of the
hose must not be thrown down to the pier or into the harbor.
e. If the ship has more than one riser, the process is repeated until
all disconnections have been made; paddles are passed to the shore crew.
8.1.6 RECOVERY PROCEDURES, SHORE CREW: In recovering hoses from vessels,
the shore crew carries out the following steps:
Power Assist Hose Reel.
(1) The pier end of the hose is disconnected from the pier riser
after the hose has been drained; then the riser is plugged with a bronze
cam-lock dust plug.