MM3686, Lesson 1
. During loading
operations, the vessel must display
a large red flag from its masthead.
The flag must measure at least 16 square feet and its bottom must be raised at least 10 feet above the upper deck.
During night operations and for those vessels without a masthead, a red light must be displayed. Displaying this
flag or light warns all personnel that ammunition is being loaded.
carefully. Containers must not be rolled, dropped, dragged, tumbled, walked, or slid over each other or over the
deck or otherwise subjected to shock. There is one exception: heavy containers of military explosives equipped
with pulling bar assemblies and skids may be positioned in the holds of vessels by using the pulling bar
assemblies to maneuver the containers for a short distance at low speeds.
Circle the letter of the correct answer to each question.
1. What is the meaning of the Code T1 on SF 364?
a. Improperly marked.
2. You are checking the ship's manifest of a vessel that is going to be loaded with ammunition. Whose name is
a. The captain of the port.
b. The load master.
c. The ship's master.
d. The ammunition inspector.
3. A vessel has started loading operations involving explosives, and you notice that a yellow flag is being
displayed from the masthead. Is this correct?
4. Where must fire hoses be laid out when ammunition is being loaded?
c. Fore and aft.