be placed in storage unless it has been subjected to the salt water flush,
or if necessary, the disinfecting cycle; plastic end covers should be placed
on the fittings of stored sewage hoses.
n. Sewage hoses and risers should be subject to continuous inspection
by shore crews as they are being used, and defective hose lengths shall be
removed promptly from the inventory of sewage hoses for repair or discard.
o. The shore crew shall have a tank of concentrated disinfecting
solution and a supply of dry phenolic compound available at all times for
disinfecting spill areas and handling similar emergencies.
Sewage spills on the pier or ship shall be cleaned up immediately;
detailed instructions are found in Chapter 8, Section 2 of this manual.
Should it be noted that the pier sewer is malfunctioning due to
clogging, electrical outage, or some other reason, the ship's crew should
notify the shore support duty desk immediately; to prevent hose damage or
possible sewage spills on ship or pier, the CHT system aboard ship should be
placed in the holding mode until the problem is remedied. If the problem is
of long duration and the ship's CHT tanks become full, the ship will have no
choice but to initiate overboard discharge.
r. A record of breaks, spills, and other problems and causes, should
be kept for study and development of remedial actions.
s* Sewage transfer hoses shall be clearly identified by the words,
"Sewage Transfer Hose Only," stenciled in 2-inch block letters every 10 feet
along the hose; handwheels and valving at shore risers shall be gold