MARINE TRANSPORT--ROLL-ON/ROLL-OFF (RO/RO) PROCEDURES
This work package describes how to load and unload the scraper on ships using RO/RO procedures, in preparation for
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 operator must be familiar with all RO/RO regulations
Safe RO/RO operation depends on strict adherence to RO/RO regulations. Failure to do so may cause injury
or death or damage to equipment.
Only qualified and screened operators are permitted to drive machine in RO/RO operations.
All personnel working in machine operating areas during RO/RO must wear hearing protection. Failure to
wear hearing protection may cause hearing loss.
All personnel working in machine operating areas must wear hearing protection.
Do not move machine about the ship without a ground guide present.
Do not start machine until directed to do so. Before moving out, test brakes.
Operate machine with lights on.
Only one vehicle may transit a ramp at any time.
Do not leave machine engine running unattended.
Fuel tank on machine must be filled in accordance with Surface Deployment and Distribution Command (SDDC) port call
RO/RO LOAD PROCEDURE
At all times, follow ground guide instructions when moving about the ship.
Negotiate ramps in 1st gear ONLY.