10-12 Shutdown procedures
Come along starboard side of barge. Keep workboat drive in neutral and idle the engine.
If workboat Is tied to other than barge and In shallow water where depth may vary
due to tides, tilt outboard drive to fill UP position.
Secure workboat to barge with sufficient bumpers and four lines; i.e., bow, stem, and two springlines.
Unload passengers and cargo.
Turn off radio by turning OFF/VOLUME control counterclockwise until it dicks OFF. Turn radio off before turning
off master switch.
When engine has been idling for at least 2 minutes, stop engine by turning ignition switch to R.
Make sure engine compartment hatch is secured in place.
Attach grounding wire from barge to workboat, making sure clamp has a good contact on a metallic part of the
During fueling operations, neither open flame nor smoking is permitted within 10
feet of fueling operation. Only minimum number of persons necessary to conduct
fueling are permitted In area.
Using special Perko wrench or large screwdriver, open fuel filler cap in deck on port side aft of cabin.
While monitoring fuel gauge on operator's dashboard, fill workboat fuel tank from barge fueling station. Do NOT
fill workboat fuel tank completely full. Leave room for expansion of cool fuel coming from voids storage tanks into
warmer workboat fuel tank.
Secure fueling station hose and equipment.
Close workboat fuel filler cap.
Remove grounding wire from workboat and reattach to fueling station.
Make every effort to prevent fuel oil spills and dean any spills immediately.
Never turn master switch off until engine has stopped.
Turn master switch OFF.
If necessary, move messenger line reel unit as far forward as possible. Pull pins on sliding tracks on each side
of unit, shove unit forward, and replace pins.
Use engine hatch tool (stored under operator's seat) to turn closure nuts on each comer one-half turn and slowly
open engine compartment (aft deck closure). Escaping air may indicate that water is entering the engine
compartment and forcing the air out.
Check compartment to make sure there is no leakage of fuel oil, lubricating oil, hydraulic fluid, or water. Tighten
filters and fittings or take other corrective action as necessary.
Check oil level. Dipstick is on top of engine between branches of intake manifold (Figure 10-6). Oil level should
be between marks on the stick. Fill with oil, when necessary, through oil filler cap on top of the engine. Use
diesel lubricating oil CD (MIL-L-2104), SAE 20W30, above 50F and oil CD, SAE 10W, below 50F.
Do NOT attempt to check coolant levels at this time.