1-7. LOCATION AND DESCRIPTION OF MAJOR COMPONENTS. (Refer
to figure 1-2).
a. HULL.. The main body and frame of the barge.
b. DAVIT. Used to hoist and position anchors on deck.
c. WINDLASS. Used to hoist anchors.
d. CARGO HOSE BOOM. Used to hoist and support cargo hoses during loading or unloading operations.
e. MACHINERY HOUSE. Provides a shelter for cargo pump diesel engine and reduction gear.
f. FUEL TANK. Stores fuel for cargo pump diesel engine. Located on top of machinery house.
g. EXHAUST MUFFLER. Suppresses exhaust noise and sparks from cargo pump diesel engine. Located on top
of machinery house.
h. RUNNING LIGHTS. Battery operated. Located at forward corners of deck, green on starboard side and red on
port side, and centered on after deck, white 135 degrees.
i. BILGE PUMP. Hand operated. Used to remove bilge from cargo compartments. Two are located on the main
j. ANCHORS. Two 300 pound (136 kg) anchors are secured forward on main deck.
k. HATCHES. Various hatches providing access to equipment and compartments are located on the main deck.
The hatch above the aft rake compartment is illustrated.
l. FILLING INLET AND DISCHARGE OUTLET VALVES. Filling valve provides connection to shore storage facility.
Discharge valve provides connection for cargo unloading. Both are located outside the machinery house on a single
m. SAFETY SHUT-DOWN CONTROL. Hand operated remote control for stopping the pump engine in the event of
any emergency. Located near compartment 3, center tank, port side.