2-4 Manual format for operational use. The following chapters are arranged in the sequence in which they would
normally be used by the operating crew in performing a predeployment checkout and initial barge deployment. These
procedures assume that the barge has been completely removed from its preservation status; covers have been removed
from all ventilation shafts, specially stored items have been returned to their normal locations, batteries stored in dry
configuration have been installed and activated, handling equipment, firefighting equipment, and lifesaving equipment
have been certified operational, barge has been fueled, and all systems are operational.
The sequence assumes the barge is at dockside and the first step is to activate the SAG to provide power for lights
and battery chargers so an SSG can be started (Chapter 3). With power being provided, smoke detector system (Chapter
4), communications (Chapter 5), normal lighting (emergency lighting has been used while starting the SAG) (Chapter 6),
ventilation and heating/air conditioning (H/AC) (Chapter 7), and the EMS can be activated (Chapter 8). These may be
done simultaneously if crew members are available and well trained. Next, activate the chlorination system (Chapter 9).
The chlorination system takes about 4 hours to develop to full capability and should be started as soon as possible. After
the chlorination unit has been started, the workboat can be removed from its deckhouse storage (Chapter 10). The
seawater system can be started (Chapter 11) and, if required, the compressed air system activated (Chapter 12). Next,
the ROWPU system (Chapter 13) and drinking water system (Chapter 14) are activated. For a dockside predeployment
check, the shore discharge system may be activated to pump product water overboard (Chapter 15). When all systems
are operational, the barge can be deployed (Chapter 16).