RAMP BAY TO INTERIOR BAY CONNECTION
(ALTERNATE METHOD ONLY)
All personnel must wear approved life jackets while on
the bay. Failure to comply may result in injury or death
Extreme caution should be taken when connecting bays.
Bays come together with extreme force and injury or
death to personnel may result.
This method of connecting bays is performed when the
BEB is not available to position and hold the bays when
bay-to-bay connection is urgent. The alternate method
requires the use of the transporter to maneuver the
bays from the riverbank.
Bays must be secured after launch prior to performing
IRB-R to IRB-I connection.
When connecting IFB bays intermixed with IRB bays,
refer to TM 5-5420-209-12 for operating instructions
unique to IFB bays.
Check bays before connecting to ensure lower lock-drive
pin(s) are fully retracted.
a. Back transporter up to interior bay (4) and fully extend LHS main frame (2).
b. Pay-out winch cable (1) and connect cable hook (3) to load receiving pin (5)
closest to connecting end of interior bay (4) facing shore.
c. Play-in winch cable (1), and pull connecting end of interior bay (4) onto shore
until partially grounded.