MM3686, Lesson 1
Preload Safety Inspection
There must be a preload safety inspection of the vessel and of the equipment that will be used for loading
operations to ensure the following:
Holds. They are cleared of all rubbish and discarded dunnage. They are swept and hosed down. Metal
surfaces are covered with wood if military explosives are to be stowed in them. See Figure 1-7. All electric
wiring in them has been inspected. All electrical explosive circuits that terminate in holds where ammunition and
Figure 1-7. Wood-Lined Hold Loaded with 155-Millimeter Propelling Charges.