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  • 1) Connects hose couplings to enable liquid cargo, such as petroleum, gasoline, heating oil, sulfuric acid, and alum liquor, to be pumped from and into barges and tankers: Reads timetable to determine name of ship, location of pier, and number and types of hoses to be connected.

  • 2) Climbs aboard ship and lowers measuring tape and thermometer into each tank to measure depth and temperature of liquid cargo to be unloaded.

  • 3) Positions coupling of pier hose next to valve of ship, using winch and boom, and connects coupling to valve, using wrench.

  • 4) Attaches ground wire to hose to prevent explosion caused by static electricity generated when liquid cargo flows through hose.

  • 5) Opens valve to allow flow of cargo through hose and signals worker aboard ship to start pumps to unload cargo.

  • 6) Signals worker aboard ship to pump ballast from cargo tanks in order to prepare transfer of cargo onto ship.

  • 7) Signals worker on shore to pump liquid cargo onto ship.

  • 8) May be designated according to water vessel loaded as Barge Loader.




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DOT:   911.364-014

Job Number: 909