BRIDGE ERECTION BOAT (BEB)
HIGH SPEED MOVEMENT
Ensure engine access hatches are closed and secured while boat is
under operation. Failure to comply may result in injury or death to
Never follow directly behind another boat while traveling at high speeds
in case lead boat comes to an abrupt stop. Failure to comply may result
in injury or death to personnel.
Prior to high speed movement with other BEB's, all operators must be
thoroughly briefed on navigation plan, surface water conditions and type
of boat formation. Basic formations: Wedge (3 boats or more), Echelon
Right or Left (2 boats or more) and Line (2 boats or more under 1500 rpms).
Center STEERING WHEEL (3).
Position engine THROTTLE/TRANSMISSION control levers (1) to the forward
position to not raise rpms.
Position SCOOP REVERSE DEFLECTOR control levers (2) to full forward
Visually identify direction of forward movement (visual bearing) and view port
and starboard directions for boat traffic and/or obstacles.
Warn all occupants of high speed movement.
Slowly adjust engine THROTTLE/TRANSMISSION control levers (1) to full
To control direction of movement, turn STEERING WHEEL (3) to port or
Periodically view port, bow, starboard and aft for boat traffic and obstacles.
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