customs official may also be required. Make sure the berthing facilities are cleared for the tanker to tie up.
The cargo loading arms will be checked and maintenance performed. If cargo hoses are to be used, they will
be pressure tested and the flanges checked. Shore tanks are gaged and sampled and product is transferred
to create ullage if required. All pipelines and manifolds are checked and packed with product to the dock.
Maintenance is performed on all pumps and all gages are checked. All communications are checked from
the dock to the vessel and to the tank farm. Booms and skimmer boats are made ready to be deployed.
Portable fire extinguishers are placed at all critical locations.
The terminal commander is responsible for all operations starting at the ship's manifold:
The master of the vessel is responsible for all shipboard actions. Paper work includes the tanker activity
report and DD Form 250-1 (Tanker/Barge Material Inspection and Receiving Report). The tanker activity
report is used as a worksheet to fill in DD Form 250-1. Information concerning the completion of DD Form
250-1 can be found in AR 710-2-1.
PART F - UNLOADING PROCEDURES
As the supervisor, you are to ensure that all environmental and safety procedures are observed and that any
infractions are immediately corrected. All spills will be cleaned up and reported IAW applicable regulations
Valve seals. Prior to unloading, the valves aboard the vessel are checked to ensure they have been
sealed and the seal numbers have been recorded on DD Form 250-1.
Pumping. For JP-4, pumping will commence at a reduced flow rate not to exceed three feet per second
until the fill line in the tank is covered with fuel.
Delays. Any delays will be recorded in the time section of DD Form 250-1. This may determine who
Stripping. Once the centrifugal pumps lose suction the stripper pumps are brought on line and the tanks
are pumped dry.
Completion of off loading. When the ships' tanks are empty, they are inspected by terminal personnel
and a dry tank certificate is issued. If product is found in a tank and cannot be removed the fact is
recorded in the remarks section of the DD Form 250-1.
Gaging of shore tanks. After the proper settling time, the shore tanks are gaged and the amount is
recorded on the DD Form 250-1. If the amount received is less than that recorded on the DD Form 250-
1 as loaded, and the shortage is more than one half of one percent it will require an investigation by the
applicable DFSC fuel region upon receipt of the DD Form 250-1. For this reason the inventories and
submission of the paper work must be done as soon as possible.
Departure. After the tanker has departed, the pier is cleaned up and made ready for the next operation.
PART G - LOADING PROCEDURES
As soon as the vessel is docked, the terminal commander or his representative should check the cargo
to determine which product will be loaded first. This action will be mutually agreed upon.
Ballast. The shore ballast tanks should be checked to ensure that enough ullage is available to accept
ballast from the tanker.
Checking ship's tanks. The ship's tanks should be checked to ensure they are clean and free of ballast
and suitable for receiving product.
Pumping. Follow the same procedures as for unloading.
When tanks are 90 percent full, reduce the pumping rate to avoid spills or overflow.
Follow up procedures. Allow enough time for tanks to settle before gaging each tank. Calculate the
Obtain an all-levels sample from each compartment and run a type c test according to MIL HDBK 200.
Gage shore tanks and compare quantities pumped with quantities received.
After the product quality and quantity have been determined, check and seal all hatches, seal valves and
crossovers, and record all seal numbers on the DD Form 250-1.