TM 55-607/NAVSEA OP 3221 Rev 2
The following conditions require the immediate rejection of an explosives item for transportation or
stowage onboard any vessel:
(1) Container failure or evidence of leaking of liquid components.
(2) Unusual appearance of the container, such as dampness, mold, or stains, which indicate internal defects in
the absorbent material.
immediately removed from the loading area, isolated, and processed in accordance with safety regulations.
c. At the spotting location, riggers/hookers will place the appropriate sling on the load and check pallet balance
and construction for lift capability. To eliminate excessive drift, slings will be as short as practicable when military
ammunition or explosives are handled. Cargo safety hook (MK2 MOD 0) is required to be used at all Navy activities.
When the sling is attached to the load and secured to the hook, the signalman will signal the winchman to hoist the load
(fig 4-3). Weight per draft will not exceed the limits specified
or as further restricted
direction. The draft should be lifted in a single, smooth motion, clearing the rail and hatch coaming by at least 3 feet. If
activity within the hold restricts the lowering of the load, the load must be returned to the dock or lowered within 6 inches
of the ship's deck until loading resumes.