TM 55-607/NAVSEA OP 3221 Rev 2
b. Explosives positioned for hoisting are given a final visual inspection to detect deficiencies in strapping or packaging.
All metal strapping should be tight and the items comprising the unit load should be undamaged. Broken or loose
banding of palletized explosives requires that the defective pallet be removed, isolated, and corrected prior to loading. A
typical banding defect is illustrated in figure 4-2. Defects in banding must be reported immediately to the supervising
authority for evaluation of the banding and possible correction by onsite rebanding. If damage to the commodity is
evident, the load should be transferred immediately to an area away from normal loading activity to await further
disposition. Navy unit loads are palletized in accordance with MIL-STD's-1332,-1333, and -1324. For Army unit loads,
Figure 42. Unit load isolated because of defective banding.