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MARINE AND TERMINAL TRANSPORTABILITY GUIDANCE
Section I. GENERAL
This chapter provides marine and terminal trans-
portability guidance for movement of the SEE,
HME, and HMMH. It covers significant technical
and physical characteristics, as well as safety
considerations. Also it prescribes the materials
required to prepare, lift, tie down, and discharge
the SEE, HME, and HMMH.
6 - 2 . S a f e ty
In addition to the safety precautions contained in
chapter 3, the following areas should be noted as
a. Fire extinguishers must be available during
all loading and unloading operations.
b. Vessel equipment and gear should be in-
spected for damage and wear before being used.
c. Slings, chains, cables, and other items used in
loading, discharge, and tiedown operations shall be
inspected for condition and adequate capacity.
d. Personnel should be cautioned not to walk
under vehicle being lifted.
e. Lifting provisions and connected structural
members on each vehicle shall be inspected to
ensure that they are complete and not damaged.
f. All lifts should have at least one tag line
attached to a tiedown fitting to control the sway of
the SEE, HME, and HMMH while suspended.
6-3. Water Shipment
The vehicles can be transported by a large variety
of inland-waterway carriers and lighters and by all
seagoing cargo vessels.
The methods described in this chapter for
lifting and securing the SEE, HME, and
HMMH are suggested procedures. Other
methods of handling and stowing may be
used provided they will ensure safe deliv-
ery without damage.
Section II. LOADING AND SECURING
6-4. General Rules
a. Stowage. When possible, the SEE, HME, and
HMMH should receive the protection of below-deck
stowage. The SEE, HME, and HMMH can be
loaded as deck cargo provided the tractors have
protective covering. In general, good stowage of
the SEE, HME, and HMMH means they are
placed as close together as practical, with mini-
mum space between outer vehicles and sweat-
boards. Also, their brakes are set with brake lever
wire-tied, and the transmission is placed in neu-
b. Lifting. The SEE, HME, and HMMH have
four lifting provisions each. Two are over both rear
wheels and two are on the front frame. Typical
four-leg lifting diagrams are shown in figure 6-1.
c. Loading. The SEE, HME, and HMMH will be
loaded on seagoing cargo vessels in its travel
configuration. They may be loaded in the travel
configuration aboard landing craft, beach dis-
charge lighters, and amphibious lighters under
their own power or by a crane with a 10-ton
capacity (minimum), They can also be driven or
towed aboard roll-on/roll-off vessels or onto the
decks of barges.
6-5. General Cargo and Barge-Type
(LASH and SEABEE) Ships
Vehicle fuel tanks must be drained and
purged, and battery terminals must be
disconnected and taped.
a. Lighterage. The SEE, HME, and HMMH are
transportable on all Army lighterage vessels ex-
cept the LARC V. Transporting the SEE, HME,
and HMMH by lighterage to or from vessels
requires blocking. Also, use tiedown restraints
when transporting the tractors for extended dis-
tances or through rough water.
b. Securing, Requirements for securing the vehi-
cles aboard general-cargo vessels are basically the
same as for barge-type vessels. The wheels of the
vehicles are blocked in front, in rear, and on both
sides. Then the vehicles are lashed with wire rope
or chains to bulkheads, stanchions, or padeyes.
Figure 62 shows typical blocking and tiedown
details, and table 6-1 lists the materials for
blocking and tiedown. Application of materials is
shown in table 62.