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Take precautions if loading sensitive cargo against heated bulkheads, bunker tanks or engine room.
This structure is very similar to when/while (you are/were) -ing.
The sentence may as well read:
Take precautions if you are loading sensitive cargo against heated bulkheads, bunker tanks or engine room.
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Page 20, sentence under photograph.
What do you think?
This unofficial (if loading) structure is not mentioned in English Grammar books. One can catch such structures in a "guerilla manner" from other sources, by reading documents like the one that I have stated.
Yes, there is an understood "you are" in there.