During fueling operations, neither open flame nor smoking is permitted within 10
feet of fueling operations. Only minimum number of persons necessary to
conduct fueling are permitted in area.
Make sure engine compartment hatch is secured in place.
Attach grounding wire from barge to workboat, making sure damp has a good contact on metallic part of
Using Perko special key or large screwdriver, open fuel filler cap on port side aft of cabin.
While monitoring fuel gauge on instrument panel at operator's station, fill workboat fuel tank from barge fueling
station. Do NOT fill workboat fuel tank full. Leave room for expansion of cool fuel coming from voids storage tank
into warmer workboat fuel tank k. Close workboat fuel filler cap.
Remove grounding wire from workboat and reattach to fueling station.
Clean any fuel oil spills immediately.
Turn ignition switch to position 2, activating diesel engine glow plugs. If engine is cold, hold in this position for 30
seconds. An automatic cold starting device is built into fuel injection pump. This warmup of glow plugs is not
necessary on a warm engine.
Operator and passengers onboard workboat must wear ear protectors whenever
engine rpm exceeds 1500 rpm.
Make sure all passengers are wearing life vests and ear protectors and have been
briefed on emergency procedures to include location of lifesaving equipment.
After warming glow plugs, turn starter switch OFF and then to position 3 for starting.
When engine starts, release starter switch, and it will return to position 1: master switch - all electrical accessories
on. Check instruments. OCl pressure gauge and voltmeter readings should be normal.
If Instrument readings are not normal or engine alarm buzzer is sounding, stop
engine immediately by turning starter switch to R (between OFF and position 1).
Troubleshoot engine, locate fault and repair or replace as necessary.
Run engine at high idle (900-1200 rpm) until gauges reach normal operating ranges. Check that cooling water is
being discharged overboard.
Reduce engine speed to normal idle (600 rpm) and check that engine is running smoothly.
Pull shift control lever to neutral position. This will engage shifting mechanism with engine speed control.
While still tied to the barge, move control lever to forward at idle. Check that boat starts moving forward. Go
immediately to neutral and then do the same in reverse.
With shift control lever in neutral, turn wheel strongly to starboard and then to port. Have observer check that
outboard drive moves in response to wheel movements.
If these checks indicate power and control, and engine instruments are indicating normal conditions, start loading
passengers and/or cargo. If workboat does NOT respond to these checks, troubleshoot and correct before
loading passengers or cargo.