MARINE TRANSPORT (RO/RO PROCEDURES)
The HMEE-I may be transported on the following types of marine vessels:
Break bulk (general cargo)
Barge carrying (LASH and SEABEE)
This work package describes how to load and unload machine onto vessels using RO/RO procedures.
At all times, the machine's movements are under the overall control of the RO/RO vehicle director. Loading and unload-
ing is accomplished by following the vehicle director's traffic control pattern.
Machines are loaded by moving them from dockside to the appropriate level and hold on board ship. Once parked, crews
secure machines for shipping by lashing, shoring, blocking or bracing, as appropriate. Unloading is accomplished by
moving machines from on board ship to dockside.
In order to accomplish RO/RO, the machine must operate up and down ramps. The grade of the ramps will vary, depend-
ing on the tide and the weight of the ship at the time of loading or unloading. Ground guide assistance is mandatory when
operating on ramps.
In order to ensure the safety of all personnel involved, the machine's operator must be familiar with all RO/RO regulations
The spare wheel and carrier are loaded into the front bucket.