Perform after operation preventive maintenance checks.
Perform the following when authorized by bargemaster:
Drain sludge tank.
Drain spillage catchments beneath fuel oil fill station on weatherdeck starboard, deckhouse top fuel oil port
and starboard storage tank and day tank vents, and void 4 ship service and ship auxiliary generators.
Drain bilge pumps and all piping by opening lines at lowest point. Be sure to provide pans where necessary
before opening line.
Cap off tank vent.
Open (OFF) bilge pump power panel 1 circuit breaker 12P5.
Remove and clean strainer basket. Install cleaned or new basket.
Clean fuel transfer pump's painted metal surfaces with a clean, lint-free cloth moistened with cleaning solvent (P-
D-600, Type II). Scrub off hard deposits with a bristle brush dipped in solvent. Dry surfaces with a clean, lint-free
Clean sludge tank liquid level indicators with a clean, lint-free cloth.
Thoroughly clean all other external surfaces including spillage catchments to remove any corrosion or other
foreign matter. Remove any corrosion by wire brushing or sanding. Clean all surfaces except electrical parts with
soapy water and stiff bristle brush, then flush with clean water. Clean fuel transfer pump motor starter by wiping
with a clean cloth moistened with silicone spray lubricant or similar substance.
Touch up paint as necessary to prevent further corrosion; match surrounding areas in accordance with TB 4-
0144. Do not paint threads or label plates.
5-18.2.2 Inspection. If not used during storage, inspect bilge system every 30 days. Check for corrosion,
damage, and pilferage. Correct as necessary.
5-19 Long-term storage. If barge is to be taken out of service for 6 months or more, turn it in to depot for preparation
and placement into long-term storage. If barge is in administrative storage and is to be taken out of service and placed in
paragraph 5-19.1 or 5-19.2, before releasing to depot.
5-19.1 Ship's toilet
a. Perform before operation checks in Appendix C.
b. Check that toilet operates satisfactorily while performing procedure in paragraph 5-10.1.
c. Perform steps a thru e in paragraph 5-17.1.
d. Clean ventline elbow.
e. Clean blower housing and wheels.
f. After successful completion of inspection, release barge to depot for long-term storage.