MARINE TRANSPORT (RO/RO PROCEDURES)
THIS WORK PACKAGE COVERS
Introduction, RO/RO Regulations, Loading Machine on Ship, Unloading Machine from Ship
MOS 21E, Heavy Construction Equipment Opera-
The 924G Wheel Loader 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 onboard ship to dockside.
WAR N I N G
BE ALERT for personnel in the area while operating machine. Always check to ensure area is clear of
personnel and obstructions before moving. Failure to follow this warning may result in injury or
death to personnel or damage to equipment.
In order to accomplish RO/RO, the machine must operate up and down ramps. The grade of the ramps will vary,
depending on the tide and the weight of the ship at the time of loading or unloading. Ground guide assistance is MAN-
DATORY 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 regula-
tions and procedures.
WAR N I N G
Safe RO/RO operation depends on strict adherence to RO/RO regulations. Failure to comply may result in
injury or death to personnel or damage to equipment.
Only qualified and screened operators are permitted to drive machine in RO/RO operations.