Use the walkway on ship's side away from the
and morale. Place and secure storage materials in a safe
manner that will prevent them from shifting or falling.
side on which cargo is being worked.
Stack pallet loads with 2 inches of clearance on both
Secure a l l l a s h i n g s t o p e r m a n e n t d e c k
sides to prevent dislocation of adjacent units.
fastenings. Never depend on movable objects
lying on deck (dunnage, hatch covers, etc.).
Secure hatch rollers properly.
Lower blocks, crowbars, slings, bridles, and
Learning Objective: Describe and select the
other objects into the hold by cargo falls or other
proper transportation methods available
lines. Do not drop or throw.
within the Defense Transportation System
Stack hatch covers in an orderly manner.
Disorderly piles create tripping and stumbling
Selecting the proper mode of transportation for
material depends on the priority, weight and size, and
Lay strong backs flats to prevent tipping over.
the availability of transportation means. The three
When removing or repairing strongbacks, keep
major categories of material movement are air, ocean,
them between you and the open hatch.
and surface transportation. The following paragraphs
describe these methods.
Stand in the clear away from suspended loads.
When steadying loads, always fire them and
keep your feet in the clear.
Air shipments are used when they are more
Stand clear when strongbacks and hatch covers
economical than surface transportation, or when
are handled on the deck above.
surface transportation is not available. Air shipments
Be particularly careful when handling objects
within the Defense Transportation System (DTS)
normally are limited to transportation priorities 1 and 2
with sharp or rough edges.
(TP-1 and TP-2). TP-3 shipments that have advance
Learn and practice proper lifting techniques to
required delivery dates (RDDs) also may qualify for air
prevent strains and sprains.
shipment under certain conditions. The UMMIPS
Never walk backward.
priority designator (PD) determines the transportation
Step down from elevations, do not jump.
shipment documents with PDs 01 through 03, TP-2 for
Report all defects in tools, materials, and
PDs 04 through 08, and TP-3 for PDs 09 through 15.
The airlift systems used by the Navy are Logistics
Express (LOG-EX), Air Mobility Command (AMC),
Report all injuries, however slight, and get
and Special Assignment Airlift Missions (SAAMs).
immediate first aid or medical treatment.
Do not smoke in holds or storerooms.
Learn the location of fire alarm boxes and
The LOG-EX airlift system includes carrier
onboard delivery (COD) shipments to aircraft carriers.
Do not engage in horseplay, practical jokes, or
Also, it includes other airlift systems used to
supplement AMC (formerly MAC) operations.
arguments while working cargo.
LOG-EX is also referred to as Fleet Logistics Airlift
System or LOGAIR. The goal of LOG-EX is to
SAFE STORAGE RULES
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shipments. The Navy Overseas Air Cargo Terminal
Good housekeeping practices are essential to
(NOACT) teams supervise air terminal operations of
safety as well as to efficient storage operations.
LOG-EX. NOACT also exercises traffic management
Storage areas maintained in a clean and orderly
and administers the LOG-EX airspace availability to
condition can prevent many potential accidents and
the Navy within their geographic areas of
fires. Adequate lighting in storage areas decreases the
hazards of accidents and enhances personnel health