9.7.1 Laying, Inspecting, and Testing Power Cable Assemblies. Power cables
should be removed from shore storage and transported to the pier where the ship will dock.
Qualified personnel should proceed as follows for each cable assembly connection.
188.8.131.52 Laying Power Cable Assemblies. This procedure involves moving the power
cables from the storage place to where it is laid out on the pier.
a. The only vehicles authorized to drag power cables on the piers are a shop mule, a line
truck, a reel truck, or a boom truck. Operators should have a valid state commercial drivers
license (CDL), should have a current medical examination, and should be physically and mentally
fit to operate the vehicle. In addition, boom truck operators should have a valid category 4 crane
b. Perform vehicle use SOP.
c. Check pier area for obstructions that may prevent the shore power set up. If obstacles
are present contact your work leader or foreman to inform them of the problem.
d. Place vehicle in position. Whenever possible, use a second person when backing up or
placing in tight space.
e. Whenever loading or unloading the operator should ensure:
(1) The vehicle is operated safely in accordance with training procedures.
(2) Barriers are set to proper distance.
(3) Wheel chocks are placed down.
(4) Sets of cables are connected together.
(5) No unauthorized persons are in the area that may be struck from swinging or falling
(6) For boom trucks, outriggers are not blocked by any obstructions and are not set on
top of vault covers, steam covers, or manholes. The boom should not swing forward of the
(7) For reel trucks, place stabilizer jacks.
184.108.40.206 Moving Power Cable Assemblies on Pier. Be sure each set of power cables is
dragged as a unit.