In moving workboat with crane, workboat and crane must never pass over crane
operator or other crewmembers.
Slowly lower boat into water, keeping harness taut to maintain control of boat until tielines secure the workboat to
When boat is secure, lower crane winch hook. Remove lifting harness ring from hook and from three eyes on
workboat. Stow harness under port passenger seat in workboat cabin. Free control lines and stow with lifting
10-13.6 Bow crane shutdown procedures
To avoid damage to bow crane and its hydraulic control system, crane must
always be returned to Its folded position for storage and travel.
Draw back extension boom to its innermost position.
Fold outer boom in position under inner boom.
Swing lower boom into pedestal tunnel and pull up until pulley wheel touches pedestal.
In watertight control box, press STOP button on START/STOP panel. Close and secure box.
In void 1, on hydraulic pump controller, turn side switch OFF and pull top switch down.
If bow crane must be left In unfolded position, apply a light coat of grease or
hydraulic fluid to all exposed chromium-plated parts of crane hydraulic cylinder
system. This coating must then be wiped clean before using the crane. If crane
must be left In this position, it must be exercised daily.
10-13.7 Workboat recovery procedures
Recovery of workboat is essentially the reverse of deployment procedures provided above.
Prior to starting recovery, perform all after operation checks and inspections on the workboat as discussed in
paragraph 10-12 and complete any scheduled maintenance services as discussed in TM 55-1930-209-14&P-17.
Raise outboard drive to full UP (TILT) position.
Fold radio antenna, spotlight, and anchor light mast down flat with cabin top.
When boat is in its cradle and the three tiedown straps on each side have been fastened to boat and pulled tight,
remove two seawater drain plugs and store them under operator's seat in the cabin.
Remove marine radio and depthfinder and store in barge dayroom. Turn spotlight face down toward cabin roof.
Store diving ladder and life ring buoy with rope and light in cabin. Secure cabin.