b. The shore crew should not connect or disconnect a vessel when, in
the judgment of the shore crew leader, the ship's hose handling crew is too
c. When sewage hoses are being hauled aboard or let down from a ship,
the shore crew must not be too small.
d. No less than two men should lift a 50-foot coil of 4-inch collaps-
ible or noncollapsible rubber sewage hose.
e. Coils of 4-inch collapsible or noncollapsible rubber sewage hose
greater than 50 feet in length should not be handled manually.
f. Coils of collapsible or noncollapsible rubber hose should be tied
with marline in such a way that the exterior hose coupling does not swing
free; hose lengths which are not in a good state of repair should be set
aside for repair or discarded, and should not be used.
g. The shore crew should remain alert to avoid falling off the pier,
or being hurt by traffic, equipment, steam, compressed air, or electricity
when working at shipside.
h. When delivering or retrieving hoses by means of the portable power
hose reel, the shore crew should remain alert to avoid having clothing
caught on the hose or in the reel mechanism.
i. When cleaning hoses or disinfecting a sewage spill area, the shore
crew should avoid getting dry phenolic compound or calcium hypochlorite
(HTH) or solution in the eyes, nose, mouth, lungs, or skin; this applies to
the crew and anyone in the vicinity of the operation taking place.
j. The shore crew should avoid walking on hoses at the storage area,
on the cleaning apron, or on the pier, whether the hoses are in coils or
straight lines. This practice can lead to leg injuries or injuries to other
parts of the body by falling.
12.3.1 PRECAUTIONS FOR SHIP'S CREW. Precautionary measures that apply to
the ship's crew in bringing the hoses aboard or returning hoses to the pier
include the following:
a. The minimum size of a ship's hose handling crew should be three men
for a vessel that does not ride high above the pier; vessel hose handling
crews may consist of six or more men where the ship's sewage discharge riser
is 50 feet above the pier.
b. When raising a hose to the deck by heaving line during the connec-
tion procedure, the ship's crew should be careful not to try to lift too
much weight per man; overexertion may lead to personal injury. In addition,
one or more members of' the ship's hose handling crew could be pulled over-
board and injured, or the hose might be dropped, causing injury or damage