Barge winch deployment speeds and shore winch takeup speed must be the same
but no faster than 30 feet per minute. Deploying 2000 feet of hose normally takes
Deploy hose at same speed that shore winch takes it in, but no faster than 30 feet per
minute. Operate shore winch according to TM 55-1930-209-14&P-21. If a winch
runaway situation starts to develop, perform procedures in 15-12.1.3. Otherwise, go to
As hose is deployed, attach marker buoys with line to identify undersea discharge hose location. First
marker must be 150 feet from shore, and all other markers must be spaced every hundred feet for
remainder of hose deployed. If tactical situation permits and area near barge has considerable boat
traffic, these marker buoys should be lighted at night to protect the undersea hose from damage.
Deployment of Marker Buoys:
150 feet plus distance of shore facility connection from beach
100 feet from first marker
100 feet from second marker
100 feet from previous marker
Watch pulling head assembly floats to ensure that floats are visible at all times
during discharge hose deployment.
Deploy discharge hose until flange is at desired location (near shore hose connection) on shore. Anchor
with sandbags and stakes at least 70 feet of hose resting on shore to make sure it does not shift. While
deploying hose, perform during operation checks in paragraph 15-12.
Deploy additional length of hose onto seabed to protect hose and barge winch. Then, on:
Barge 1 return winch control and levelwind control levers to neutral.
Barges 2 and 3 return winch control lever to neutral and disc brake lever to ON.
Barge crewmen must connect hose flange to shore facility flange.
Remove hose end cap, floats, and messenger line and attach hose flange to flange of shore connection.
Return hose end cap, floats, and messenger line to barge and stow.
Set band brake on barge winch as follows:
Open valve SD3 (Figure 15-9).
Obtain BAND BRAKE PUMP HANDLE from stowed position and insert in pump extension.
While pumping, do not exceed 4,000 psi as shown on BAND BRAKE PRESSURE
Pump until band brake piston enters cylinder and band is tight on the brake drum.
Position valve SD3 in neutral position (midway between OPEN and CLOSE position) to lock the
cylinder in the set position.
Remove pump handle and return to stowed position.