Section 9. SHORE-TO-SHIP ELECTRICAL POWER CONNECTIONS
Connect/Disconnect Performance Responsibilities. Electrical shore facilities
are utilized to provide dockside electrical service to ships operating in a cold iron mode. The
shore's electrical supervisor (SHORES ES) is responsible for the power provision of cables
connected to shore receptacles in pier electrical outlet assemblies and rigged to the ship. The
ship's electrical officer (SHIPS EO) is in ultimate charge in providing cable connections to the
ship's electrical bus fed by the ship's generators and dictating when shore electrical power is
energized or de-energized to supply this bus. General steps and performance responsibilities are
given in Tables 39 and 40 for ship connects and disconnects with references to specific
subsections for step-by-step procedures.
Shore-to-Ship Electrical Connect Responsibilities
Ships logistic requirements sent to shore before docking by SHIPS EO. (Refer to par.
II. Shore provision before ship docks by SHORES ES.
A. Laying, inspection, and testing cable assemblies on dock. (Refer to par. 126.96.36.199.)
B. Checking shore receptacles. (Refer to par. 188.8.131.52.)
C. Inserting cable plugs into shore receptacles. (Refer to par. 184.108.40.206.)
III. Shore-to-ship cable rigging after ship docks by SHORES ES. (Refer to par. 9.8.)
IV. Ship's transfer from ship's generators to shore electrical power by SHIPS EO. (Refer to
Shore-to-Ship Electrical Disconnect Responsibilities
Ships transfer from shore electrical power back to the ship's generator by SHIPS EO.
(Refer to par. 9.10.)
II. Shore provision of disconnecting cable plugs and unrigging and removing cables by
SHORES ES. (Refer to par. 9.11.)
Ship's Main Electrical Service Components. The specific safety requirements
given apply to the cable assemblies from the pier's electrical outlet assemblies (turtlebacks) to the
ship's electrical bus. There are other components of the shore's medium-voltage electrical
distribution system which are used to supply substations that in turn supply the pier electrical