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
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 and services in Appendix C and in Chapter 2, TM 55- 1930-20914&P-19.
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 3-8).
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 GAUGE
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.
Turn off hose winch hydraulic power unit by pushing red STOP button on control panel.
Open switchboard circuit breaker P12 to cut power to hose reel hydraulic unit and winch.
Shutdown shore winch according to procedures in TM 55-1930-209-14&P-21.
Display international rules of the road day shapes or night lights on mast above topdeck to warn that barge has a
discharge hose deployed on the seabed.