f. 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
DESC fuel region upon receipt of the DD Form 250-1. For this reason, the inventories and the submission of the
paperwork must be done as soon as possible.
g. Departure. After the tanker has departed, the pier is cleaned up and made ready for the next
a. 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.
b. The shore ballast tanks should be checked to ensure that enough ullage is available to except ballast
from the tanker.
c. The ship's tanks should be checked to ensure they are clean and free of ballast and suitable for
d. For pumping; follow the same procedures as for unloading.
e. When tanks are 90 percent full, reduce the pumping rate to avoid spills or overflow.
f. Conduct follow-up procedures. Allow enough time for tanks to settle before gaging each tank.
Calculate the quantity loaded.
g. Obtain an all-levels sample from each compartment and run a Type "C" test according to MIL-
h. Gage shore tanks and compare quantities pumps with quantities received.
i. After the product quality and quantity has been determined, check and seal all hatches, seal valves
and crossovers, and record all seal numbers on the DD Form 250-1.