2-8. DURING LOADING.
ue to possible loading rate fluctuations, at least one crew member must be in constant attendance on
deck at all times to observe the loading process.
he load will be up to 85 percent of capacity. The soundings required for specific hulls and draft readings
for this capacity are available in the tank calibration charts and vessel prints stored in the technical data
a. Use the following procedure for loading a full, unmixed load.
(1) Set the filling valve on each tank to control the individual tank filling rate. The tanks nearest the loading
connection tend to fill faster. Adjust valves as necessary. Overall filling rate is determined by:
ressure available on shore.
ize of shore vessel cargo hose.
The loading and topping off procedure is largely a matter of choice and personal experience and may also
be affected by exceptional conditions. The procedure outline which follows is recommended for the
loading of a full, unmixed cargo under normal conditions.
(2) Commence loading with all tank valves wide open.
(3) Fill a pair of athwartship tanks faster than the others. Allow the valves to these tanks to remain wide open
and set the valves to the remaining tanks for a slower rate of loading.
Soon after the tanks are filled and secured, check and insure that no more cargo is entering through an
incompletely closed or faulty valve.
(4) Secure the valves to the filled pair of tanks. Open valves wide to another athwartship pair of tanks.
(5) Secure the valves to the second pair of tanks when filled. Open valves wide to remaining tanks.
(6) Secure valves when tanks are filled.