Make sure fuel nozzle is grounded to workboat to prevent static discharge, before starting refueling operation.
Passengers are not allowed on workboat during fueling operation. Only operator shall handle fuel
hose on workboat.
Open valve FO11.
Remove fuel hose with nozzle from its stowed position in fill station on starboard weatherdeck.
After nozzle has been inserted into workboat's fuel tank, open valve FO1 2 and operate nozzle to fill boat tank.
Do not overfill workboat fuel tank. If small spillage occurs, clean It immediately. Make sure fuel oil
does not spill into the water.
Have crewman turn workboat ACC switch to ON and watch workboat FUEL gauge. When gauge indicates that
workboat tank is nearly full, close valve FO12, drain hose into boat tank and then stow hose.
Close valve FO11.
Clean up any spills immediately.
Cease display of red flag (BRAVO) or red signal from mast on deckhouse top.
3-3.5 Transferring fuel oil from storage tank to storage tank. In this operation, fuel oil transfer pump moves fuel oil
from one storage tank to the other. As a tank is being filled, tank liquid level indicators show level in receiving tank. The
EMS video monitor display shows amount of fuel transferred and activates alarms when storage tank is full.
Follow steps a through e in paragraph 3-3.2.
Open and/or close fuel oil valves as follows:
o = open
x = closed
Open/close valve no.:
Port storage tank to
starboard storage tank
Starboard storage tank
to port storage tank
*Valve 30 is installed on Barges 2 and 3 only.
Start fuel oil pump by pushing black START button on pump controller.
AVOID OVERFILLING STORAGE TANKS. Sloppy fuel handling causes oil spills and sharply
increases hazards of a shipboard fire. If transferring small amounts of fuel between storage tanks,
one crewmember should observe storage tank liquid level Indicators and operate the pump motor
controller. If large amounts are being transferred, check periodically on its progress. This pump
moves about 600 gph and the time required for the transfer should be calculated. When near
completion, one crewmember should observe fuel oil level Indicators and control the pump.