Be sure that electric power is off before performing maintenance. Observe all safety
precautions in this manual and manufacturers' manuals and instructions.
Due to this vessel's mission and crew capabilities, maintenance normally assigned to
organizational level or higher echelons may be assigned to the crew by the Bargemaster.
3-19.2 Bow crane system. This paragraph describes lubrication and repair of the bow crane system involving repair
parts listed in TM 55-1930-209-14&P-1 8.
Shut down bow crane system before attempting any repair. Be sure to open circuit
breakers. Redtag circuit breakers with: "WARNING-DO NOT ACTIVATE. REPAIRS
Lubrication. Lubricate bow crane as given in the FASSI manual, Terms of Warranty Use and Maintenance
in Appendix B. Lubricate winch as instructed on page 6.
Repair or replacement of system components
3-188.8.131.52.1 Cleaning and inspection
Wipe clean with rag dampened with soapy water or with approved solvent to remove grease. Wipe dry with
Visually inspect bow crane for evidence of distortion, broken welds, cracks, corrosion, or damage. Remove
corrosion and touch up painted parts according to TB 43-0144.
Visually inspect structural parts (i.e., crane hold-down bolts, pulley lock pins, etc.) for signs of warp or excessive
movement of joints or connections.
Check all inner and outer boom attachment bolts for looseness or damage. Tighten as necessary.
Visually inspect hook for deformation, heavy nicks, cracks, wear, damage, or malfunctioning latch and hook
attachment. Replace hook if necessary.
Visually inspect winch for damage. Extend winch cable to full length and carefully inspect wire rope for reduction
of rope diameter below nominal valve according to TB 43-0142. Check for broken or worn wires, attachment to
drum, and other damage. Replace wire rope if necessary.
Visually inspect lubrication points on page 8 of the FASSI manual, Terms of Warranty Use and Maintenance in
Visually inspect hydraulic hose connections for leaks. Tighten connections or replace hoses if necessary.
Check all slings used to hoist workboat for broken or frayed wires, smooth or worn spots, and corrosion. Remove
slings with broken or frayed wires from service immediately. Inspect smooth or worn spots to determine cause of
condition and corrective action to be taken. If no further action is required, coat spots with a thin coat of oil.
3-184.108.40.206.2 Test. Direct Support must perform and record an annual proof and function test and safety inspection of
bow crane and workboat sling in accordance with TB 43-0142.