Personnel working as overboard discharge
watches and at the filling connections must
wear a life jacket (kapok only), construction-
type (safety) helmet or battle helmet, whistle,
and pin-on marker light.
2. Overboard discharge watch. Located where re-
quired on catwalks, sponsons, or weather decks to ob-
serve and report the overflow from the overflow tanks.
3. Filling connection personnel (Repair person-
nel). Located at the filling connections on the sponsons.
4. Anticontamination sentry. Located in the AvFu-
els lab. Runners will be supplied to the sponsons to
transport samples to the lab.
5. Sounding teams. Stationed where required.
Sounding teams should be equipped with a sounding kit
that contains the following:
Sounding tape (plumb bob safety-wired to
Tank sounding cards.
Sound-powered telephone headset.
T wrench (for sounding caps).
Spare gaskets (for sounding caps).
6. Manifold operators. Located in pump rooms or
Preparations to be made on the refueling sponson
by V-4 division personnel are not as numerous and
time consuming as those below decks, since the actual
rigging for receiving the tanker is the responsibility of
the deck division. But, there are certain pieces of
equipment that must be assembled by repair team
personnel at or near the refueling sponson to safely
and efficiently expedite the operation.
Repair team personnel should make sure the fill-
ing connection has a pressure gage, sampling connec-
tion. low-pressure air connection, and a flushing
The equipment to be assembled at or near each
refueling sponson by repair personnel includes the
Five-gallon safety can
Clean sampling bottles
The type and number of pieces of fire-fighting
equipment to be laid out near the refueling station
must be in accordance with the ships fuel-handling
Telephone talkers are stationed at the following
locations on the 4JG circuit:
Below decks office
Flight deck control
Sounding tube locations
Overboard discharge watch
Damage control central
All telephone headsets should be tested well in
advance of the receiving operation.
Communications should be established immedi-
ately upon manning of a station. When all stations
have reported manned and ready, the JP-5 filling and
transfer system should be lined up for receiving JP-5.
Open the following valves:
1. Below decks at the base of the downcomers to
be used for the refueling operation.
2. All transfer-main bulkhead cutout valves.
3. Transfer-main branch header valves leading to
the manifold of the tanks to be filled.