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1 1 Eighth Western Rivers 2014 Operations Workshop 8WR OPS Workshop 2014

2 Welcome! This workshop has been developed for Eighth Western Rivers Boat Crew Qualified Personnel (BCQP) as a review of basic surface operations processes and procedures to better promote safety and efficiency for patrols. It is required for all BCQP but is open to all members. Eighth Western Rivers 2014 Operations Workshop 2

3 Welcome! Eighth Western Rivers 2014 Operations Workshop 3 While not all encompassing, the topics discussed herein are issues that are of significant importance to our OIAs, DIRAUX/OTO or have been known to be the source of problems in recent years. This workshop is intended to serve as a primer for the upcoming operational boating season. Members are encouraged to frequently review references & PQS tasks to maintain proficiency.

4 Required Workshops for OPS Attend this mandatory refresher workshop –Must be completed by June 1 st as per AUXOPS Policy Manual –Coxswains, Crew and PWO Attend the mandatory 1 hour TCT refresher –Must be completed by 31 December –Annual refresher is waived if 5-year 4-hour TCT is completed in the same year Eighth Western Rivers 2014 Operations Workshop 4

5 Required Workshop for OPS This workshop may be delivered at the Flotilla level... –By any member of the boat crew program Boat Crew Members, Coxswains, PWO, QE –Presenter must be Currently certified by DIRAUX Current in TCT Eighth Western Rivers 2014 Operations Workshop 5

6 Required Workshop for OPS Flotilla trainer must attend at Division level May attend via Web-Ex if travel is over 50 miles one way Training must be with at least three students Eighth Western Rivers 2014 Operations Workshop 6

7 7 Required Workshop for OPS

8 Requesting Patrol Orders Eighth Western Rivers 2014 Operations Workshop 8

9 Uniforms for OPS Eighth Western Rivers 2014 Operations Workshop 9

10 Uniforms for OPS Eighth Western Rivers 2014 Operations Workshop 10

11 Uniforms for OPS Working Blue no longer authorized! Eighth Western Rivers 2014 Operations Workshop 11

12 Uniforms for OPS Auxiliary Ball Cap no longer authorized for wear with the Tropical Blue uniform Eighth Western Rivers 2014 Operations Workshop 12

13 Uniforms for OPS Only the Foul Weather Parka is authorized as a uniform item with the ODU. Eighth Western Rivers 2014 Operations Workshop 13

14 Uniforms for OPS Stand Alone Use of Foul Weather Parka II Liners Eighth Western Rivers 2014 Operations Workshop 14 ODU Utility Jacket Foul Wx Fleece Liner II Both jackets may be worn underneath the Foul Wx Parka II

15 Uniforms for OPS Only one sew-on qualification insignia such as Coxswain, PWO, RBS, Trident, etc. is authorized for the ODU Sew-on AUXOP is authorized in addition to qualification device Eighth Western Rivers 2014 Operations Workshop 15

16 From Chapter 10 Aux Manual Eighth Western Rivers 2014 Operations Workshop 16

17 Patrol Reminders Eighth Western Rivers 2014 Operations Workshop 17

18 Hot Weather Boat Crew Uniform Shirt –Prescribed shirt is CG dark blue crew neck t-shirt Stenciled or embroidered with USCG Auxiliary, ¾ tall block-style white letters across left chest –Auxiliary Operations Polo Shirt may also be worn –CG light blue undress shirt or working blue shirt no longer authorized –Any shirt worn must be neatly tucked into shorts Eighth Western Rivers 2014 Operations Workshop 18

19 Shorts –Modified standard CG utility or ODU trousers hemmed at knee or 1-inch above knee If modified standard utility trousers, belt is black web with silver tip and buckle If modified ODU trousers, standard black ODU belt or optional Riggers belt Eighth Western Rivers 2014 Operations Workshop 19 Hot Weather Boat Crew Uniform

20 Socks – all white, athletic style, crew length Shoes –Well blackened 8 or 10 inch safety boots –Brown boat shoe (as defined in AUXMAN) –All white or all black low top athletic shoes with nonskid/non- marking soles Insignia/devices –Badges and ribbons not worn –No insignia on ODU t-shirt or Operations Polo shirt Eighth Western Rivers 2014 Operations Workshop 20 Hot Weather Boat Crew Uniform

21 Hat –Blue Working Utility Cap –Auxiliary Ball Cap –CG Unit Ball Cap (if authorized) –Tilley Hat Instructions for procurement of Hot Weather BC uniform items contained in CG Uniform Regulations, COMDTINST 1020.6 (series) i.e., items from commercial sources are NOT authorized Eighth Western Rivers 2014 Operations Workshop 21 Hot Weather Boat Crew Uniform

22 PWO Uniform ODU – either of two versions –Standard ODU –Hot Weather outfit –strongly recommend wet suit bottom underneath ODU Shoes – wet suit booties or other appropriate foot protection (black) Gloves – black in color Eighth Western Rivers 2014 Operations Workshop 22

23 PWO Uniform Wet suit also authorized –International Orange/Black colors in either 2 or 5 mm neoprene fabric –Labeled USCG Auxiliary All certified PWOs may submit request to OTO for PWO wetsuit –Use procedures contained in D8WR PPE SOP Eighth Western Rivers 2014 Operations Workshop 23

24 Requesting a QE Session All QE check-ride requests must be submitted to the Area QE Coordinator (AQEC) using Appendix G Form found at: –forms.cgaux.org/archive/appendix_g.pdf AQECs –North Robin Priestley, Division 9 –West COMO Jack Gumb, Division 31 –East Bob Arisman, Division 3 –South Al Olson, Division 5 Eighth Western Rivers 2014 Operations Workshop 24

25 QE Request Form Eighth Western Rivers 2014 Operations Workshop 25 Be sure to fill out form completely Provide a primary and alternate date Flotilla leaders must confirm candidate eligibility prior to request See bottom of form for requirements Provide minimum two week notice Ensure candidate is truly ready Consider a mock board and check-ride

26 Patrol Reminders Eighth Western Rivers 2014 Operations Workshop 26 Must display signage on OPFACs under orders IAW Chapter 3 of AUXOPS Policy Manual – US Ensign, Auxiliary Patrol Ensign, patrol banners and operational decal

27 Happen Upon Policy Eighth Western Rivers 2014 Operations Workshop 27

28 If you discover a vessel during routine patrol that requests assistance and that vessel is not in contact with the Coast Guard: –You may render assistance including tow if capable –Report identity and location of vessel to OPCON and where you will be towing them –If vessel is in danger and you are unable to safely tow, you may endeavor to remove persons from the vessel until additional help can arrive on scene Eighth Western Rivers 2014 Operations Workshop 28 Happen Upon Policy

29 Eighth Western Rivers 2014 Operations Workshop 29 Happen Upon Policy

30 Providing SAR Response Safety of crew comes firstDo only what you & your facility are capable of - Safety of crew comes first Operate at safe speed for the conditions and local environment (wx, traffic, waterway) Observe all NO WAKE zones. Advise OPCON of impact to ETA. Eighth Western Rivers 2014 Operations Workshop 30

31 Rendering Assistance Do only what you are trained to do Plan with your crew Communicate your intentions to the disabled vessels Master Maintain a tow watch Provide medical assistance only to your level of training or certification Eighth Western Rivers 2014 Operations Workshop 31

32 Assistance to Auxiliary Facilities Eighth Western Rivers 2014 Operations Workshop 32

33 OPCON Policies Remember if you cross-over to the other Sector, you must follow ALL policies of the responsible Sector You must be cognizant of and compliant with the OPCON Sectors policies Your home Sector policies do not apply if you are operating in the other Sectors AOR Eighth Western Rivers 2014 Operations Workshop 33

34 SAR Call-Out Policy You may not respond to a call-out, as an Auxiliarist, directly from any source other than the appropriate CG OPCON Existing 911 call-out relationships must be terminated Eighth Western Rivers 2014 Operations Workshop 34

35 SAR Call-Out Policy Complete Call-out policy is available on the 8WR website http://wow.uscgaux.info/content.php?unit=085&category =operations http://wow.uscgaux.info/content.php?unit=085&category =operations Eighth Western Rivers 2014 Operations Workshop 35

36 Currency Maintenance Log 12 hours underway annually Coxswains may log 12 hours as crew or coxswain Members responsible for meeting currency maintenance requirements Trailering hours do NOT count for underway time for currency maintenance. However, it does count for fatigue limits. For example one hour of trailering equals 30 minutes toward fatigue limit. Eighth Western Rivers 2014 Operations Workshop 36

37 Currency Maintenance PWO 12 hrs on PWC Eighth Western Rivers 2014 Operations Workshop 37

38 Dual Certified PWO Certified as... –PWO & Coxn = 12 hrs u/w on boat + 6 hrs u/w on PWC –PWO & Crew = 6 hrs u/w on boat + 12 hrs on PWC Eighth Western Rivers 2014 Operations Workshop 38

39 DIRAUX E-MAIL The DIRAUX Office has a joint email that each one of us can access. DIRAUXSTLOUIS@uscg.mil DIRAUXSTLOUIS@uscg.mil Will be used for newsletters, unit meetings/minutes, qualifications, short-term training requests, offers for use, any form that needs action or any request that needs action. Do not copy staffs personal email Eighth Western Rivers 2014 Operations Workshop 39

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