RAMP BAY CONTROLS AND INDICATORS (Contd)
STOWAGE COMPARTMENT LATCHES There are two latches located
on the side of the stowage compartment access cover. To open the cover, pull
the lever out and up on two latches, and unhook the latch from the catch.
Refer to WP 0044 00 for BII items stowed in ramp bay stowage
Loosen bilge and drain plugs slowly to allow residual
pressure to escape.
BILGE PLUGS With the bay unfolded, a single bilge plug is removed from
each of the four pontons whereby water is to be pumped out using the
portable bilge pump (refer to WP 0053 00). The bilge ports are located at the
connecting end of the roadway on the top of each ponton, and can only be
accessed with the bay unfolded. Each bilge plug is threaded, is removed with
the slotted end of a T-wrench (refer to Item 2, WP 0070 00) by turning
counterclockwise, and is retained by a small cable to prevent loss.