The flexible pipe is paid out from the winch drum on demand, and is simultaneously towed to shore by the
towline. The operation must be coordinated to avoid excessive slack or tension in the line. The maximum
allowable pay-out rate is 30 ft/mn.
When the flexible pipe has' reached shore and is connected to the receiving tanks, an additional length of flexible
pipe must be deployed on the sea-floor to allow for the excursion of the barge.
A sufficient length of line must be deployed to protect the pipe and winch from being subjected to unexpected
At least 70 ft. of pipe should rest on the beach; sand bagging and/or anchoring might be needed, depending on
When the pipe has been satisfactorily deployed, the band brake of the drum is, engaged, and the hydraulic
power unit is stopped.