6 December 2006
Including change 1, 7 December 2006
Figure 13-15. Procedure for Safely Energizing a Ship From a Shore Electrical
Notes on order of procedure:
1 Switch to local control when working
at the substation and when plugging
in shore-to-ship cable plugs.
2 After receiving clearance from the
ship's electrical officer, seat the
power plug correctly, which mechanically
makes up the microswitch that allows
the plug's circuit breaker to be closed.
3 Switch circuits to remote control at
the pier outlet assembly.
4 This connection will be made by ship's
personnel with the circuit breaker open.
5 Do not close circuit breaker by remote
control unless directed by the ship's
UNUSUAL SHORE-TO-SHIP SYSTEM HAZARDS. The additional risks
posed by shore-to-ship power cable connections include:
Split personnel shore/ship responsibilities.
Portable power cable and outlet safety assurance.
Electrical equipment accessibility and working space.
An ungrounded, adequate and correctly phased electrical power input.
Minimizing any parallel operations.
Split Personnel Responsibilities. It cannot be overemphasized how
important standard operating procedures are in eliminating the hazards of split
responsibilities between shore and ship. Navy-wide standard training of both shore and
ship personnel is necessary to assure safety while connecting and disconnecting cables
between a pier and a ship.