Presentation on theme: "United States Coast Guard Auxiliary"— Presentation transcript:
1United States Coast Guard Auxiliary VE BOOT CAMPA COMPREHENSIVE REVIEWPrepared by theNATIONAL DIRECTORATE FOR VESSEL EXAMINATION AND RECREATIONAL BOATING SAFETY VISITATION
2VE Workshop 2013 Goal Simplify VE Issues. Answer Long Standing VE Questions.Keep VE Knowledge Current.
3VSC Decals and Proper Placement Only One Decal Per Vessel.New Decal May be Placed Over Previous.Place on Port Side Window or Superstructure.Vessel owner May Apply Sticker Under Your Supervision.
4Vessel Information Documented Vessels: In addition to documentation no. most states require the boat be registered.Match structural HIN to current registration.Note placement of registration decal based on state requirements.
5Documented Vessel No.Clearly visible permanently affixed on interior structural part.Proceeded by No. in block type Arabic numerals 3 inches in height.Permanently etched in wood or fiber glassed using epoxy on the hull.
6Documented Vessel Hull Display Name and hailing port together on the hull, usually on the stern.Often the name also appears on both sides of the bow.4 inches in height.Contrasting color.Clearly readable.
12Life Jackets Speed Rating Check Label Standard Jackets <= 35 kph Must => Vessel SpeedSpeed rating is not intended to mean bodily protection, just strength of jacket.
13Life Jackets Type Type V Not Acceptable for PWC. Children’s Jackets: Sized to Any Child on Board and Meet Size/Weight Requirements.Leg Strap, Head Support / Lift Handle.
14Life Jackets Condition Squeeze Test Straps and Buckles Fabric Condition
15Visual Distress Signals < 42 MonthsOperating in coastal waters as defined in 33 CFR (refer to Boaters Guide toFederal Regulations).Some Means of Signaling.Proper Color.Condition (moisture damaged).State Regulations May Differ.
18Visual Distress Signals Discuss Proper Disposal:Save Dated Flares in Good Condition.Contact Local Fire, Police or Town.Arrange a Date to Demonstrate Proper Use:Notify Authorities First.Do Not Collect Outdated Flares.Do Not Submerge in Water.
19Fire Extinquishers BUT, VSC Does Not Require Mounting ; A Lost or Misplaced Extinguisher Has Zero Value!Once a Fire is Going, it is Not the Time to Look for an Extinguisher.
20Fire Extinguishers Discussion With Boat Owner The Best Place for a Fire Extinguisher Is Between You and the Fire.Think Out Fire Safety Before the Fire Occurs.
21Fire Extinguishers Replace Dry Chemical Extinguishers: Every 12 Years. When Gage Reads Recharge.Turning Up Side Down is Not Recommended (may cause more harm than good).
22What Does The Gauge Tell You? Insufficient propellant to expel agent .
23Discharge TubeTube which conducts agent to the nozzle and out to fire.
24Fire Extinguishers HELP! Examiner: When Checking Fire Safety Equipment, If You Are Not Sure, GetHELP!
25Fire Extinguishers Recognize Types of Extinguishers: Dry Chemical, Type A,B,C.CO-2FoamHalogenated (Halon and Related)FM200 AgentPyrogen
26Fire Extinguishers FM200 Agent New Safe Replacement for Halogens. Pyrogen:New Non Pressurized Marine Extinguishers.
27Ventilation Test for Actual Air Leaving Blower Discharge. Observe Pickup Is Above Normal Bilge Water Level.Pickup Pipe Is Attached to the Blower .
28Backfire Flame Arrestor CleanSecurely in PlaceNo Holes or Other DamageUSCG APPROVED
29Sound Producing Devices Navigation Rules require sound signals to be made under certain circumstances as well as during periods of reduced visibility and while at anchor.Sound producing devices required as follows:Vessel LengthWhistleBellGong39.4 ft or moreX65.6 ft or more328.1 ft or more
30Navigation Lights All Navigation Lights Must be Operational. Proper Color.Appropriate for Vessel.Proper Arc of Visibility.
31Pollution PlacardEvery Vessel => 26 Feet With a Machinery Compartment Must Display an Oily Waste “Pollution” Placard.
32MARPOL Trash PlacardEvery Vessel =>26 Feet Must Display a MARPOL Trash Placard.Every Vessel => 40 Feet Must Have a Written Trash Disposal Plan.
33Marine Sanitation Devices US Coat Guard Approved.Sealed Against Overboard Discharge.Option – Locked Compartment Door.
34Navigation Rules Required on All Vessel Over 39.4 Feet. Recommend Quick Reference for Smaller Vessels.Lack of Knowledge Is No Excuse.Free download on the Internet !!Inland Rules Will Apply to Most.
35State and or Local Requirements Know Rules Where You Give VSCs.Boater Must Know Rules in Their Area.What Does State of Registry Require Above the Coast Guard Requirements ?See Rules Compilation for Our Area.
36State and Local Requirements Examiners Must Be Familiar With Their Own Area.Reference to Lifejackets, Anchors, Noise, age Requirements, Licensing.Examiner Should Carry State Pamphlet or Handbook Listing Local Regulations to Distribute.
37State and Local Requirements Know Local, State Safe Boating Offices and Websites.Know Local Police and Coast Guard:LocationPhone Numbers (911 is not always a good solution) .Radio Frequencies
38Overall Vessel Condition Any Observable Impediment to Safety.Oil or Gas Contaminated Bilge.Oil Soaked or Loose Wiring.Cluttered Decks.Unsafe Mechanical Installations.Propane Fuel in Cabin Space.
39Overall Vessel Condition Things Often Overlooked:Deck Rails, FittingsAngle of Navigation Light DisplayBilge Condition/cleanlinessPortable Tank Tie DownBattery Tie Down
40Overall Vessel Condition Things often overlooked Continued:Wiring properly secured.Grease or oil on wires.Check fuel line type for E-10.
41Electrical and Fuel Systems Battery Terminals Covered.Battery Secured to Vessel.Wiring and Devices Protected From Water and Spray.Wiring Bundled and Free From Oil/dirt, other Contaminants.
42Electrical and Fuel Systems Fuel Systems Free of All Corrosion & Leaks.Fuel Lines and Tanks Compatible With Ethanol.All Installed Tanks Must Be Secured and Have a Vapor/leak Proof Cap.Portable Tanks Must Also Have Vapor Proof Vents.
43Electrical and Fuel Systems Fuel Systems Free of All Corrosion & Leaks.Fuel Lines and Tanks Compatible With Ethanol.
44Galley and Heating Systems Systems Secured.Proper Piping to Stove.Spill Ledge on Stove.Check that curtains and other flammable material near the stove are secure and recommend they be pushed aside or removed when in it is in use.Heating System Properly Vented.
45Recommended and Discussion At Least One Good Marine Radio on Board:Capable of All Main Channels.Decent Antenna Installation (height).MMSI Capable.Tested to Portable.
46Recommended and Discussion Dewatering Device and backup:PumpPailManual PumpCollision mat
47Recommended and Discussion Mounted Fire Extinguishers!This MUST be stressed.More than the minimum !!Highly Visible Locations.Frequently checked.
48Recommended and Discussion Anchor and line for AreaWhat is depth of local watersProper Size and Length of RodeWhat about a Spare?What type of bottom
49Recommended and Discussion First Aid Kit:BandagesScissorsKnifeSunburn Spray
50Recommended and Discussion First Aid Kit :Some Splinting MaterialOther Miscellaneous F/A ItemsDuct Tape
51Recommended and Discussion PIW KitOne wearable PFD for each boaterOne ThrowableLine Attached to Throwable
52Inland VDS Inland VDS Should Be: Mirror Dye Marker Orange and Black Circle, SquareAny Functional International Signaling Device.
53Inland VDSNot required per Federal Regulation; however, check State regulations.May be a bad decision to risk not having.What is your life worth?As a VE, explain what is available.
55Recommendation & Discussion Capacity and Certificate of ComplianceAn Opportunity to Make Client Aware of:Vessel FreeboardCapacity Limitations and ConsequencesScientific Approach to Safety
56Recommendation & Discussion Accident ReportingLimits of ReportingDeath or Missing (48 hours)Injury Requiring Medical Attention Beyond First Aid (48 hours)Damage of More Than $2,000 (10 days)Notification time and procedures may vary by State.
58Recommendation & Discussion Accident Reporting ContinuedSend Forms toLocal or State Authorities as Appropriate
59Recommendation & Discussion Off Shore OperationsAttention to Supplies NeededFirst Aid EnhancementFuel 1/3 RuleWeather BriefingWeather SignsForecast VS Sequence
60Recommendation & Discussion Offshore Operations:Mechanical ChecksCommunications Capability SSBCurrent ChartsFloat Plan
61Recommendation & Discussion Nautical Charts:Charts of Current DateArea ChartsLocal Charts Docking Info (harbor)Quality IssueLNM on Board
62Recommendation & Discussion Survival Tips:Hypothermia DiscussionHelp / HuddleThermal BlanketsPhone and Comms for Local AreaMedical Knowledge of Passengers
63Recommendation & Discussion Survival Tips:EPIRBSVDSAdequate Supplies on Board
64Recommendation & Discussion Fuel Management:1/3 RuleStress Currents and windCopy of Coast PilotCheck WeatherReserve to alternate DestinationFuel Consumption facts
65Recommendation & Discussion Float Plan:Who to Leave It With.Who to Call Advising Your Late Arrival.What to Do If You Change Your Plans.Cost in Lives and $$ for False Alarm.Inform of Any Changes .
66Recommendation and Discussion Weather Briefing Prior to Departure.Get a Sequence (current weather).Get a Forecast ( what’s coming for the duration).Set Your Limits (small craft, 2-4’ seas).Wind and Wave Action Expected.Night Temperatures (highs for day, cold for night).
67Recommendation and Discussion Process and Make Informed DecisionGo or Not Go.
68Recommendation and Discussion Insurance:Discuss Coverage for Liability(damage to others).Injury to Your Own Passengers.Hull Coverage. Replacement Cost.Towing and Temporary Accommodations.Cost of False Search & Rescue.
69Recommendation and Discussion Boating Checklist:All Needed for Basic Safety.Special Needs for Intended Purpose.Signaling Devices.Hot/cold Supplies .Adequate Water/Food.
70Recommendation and Discussion Boating Checklist:Fuel for the Intended Voyage.Fuel for the Return Trip.Fuel to Alternate Safe Harbor.Reserve.
71Recommendation and Discussion Stress the Link Between Safety and Increased Knowledge.Safe Boating Classes:Use the VSC to Promote Marine Education:ABSBS&SSS&SWeekend NavigatorGPS
72Recommendation and Discussion Join the Auxiliary:Point Out the Benefits of Membership in the Auxiliary !!EducationFellowshipKnowledge BaseGiving Back
73Marine Domain Awareness (MDA) (MDA) is the effective understanding of anything associated with the global maritime environment that could affect the security, safety, economy, or environment.The Obligation to Be AWAREThe Eyes of the Masses
74Marine Domain Awareness Persistently Monitor the Domain:Vessels and CraftCargoVessel Crews and PassengersAll Identified Areas of Interest
75Marine Domain Awareness Reporting MethodCall the National Response CenterWATCHExplain the Importance to the Client
76Final Thoughts: Be Well Versed in the Above. Your VSC Will Be Worthwhile.Provide True Value to the Client.Enhance Boating Safety.
77Final Thoughts: Fulfill the Goals of Our Program. Gives You a Sense of Pride.Maybe Save a Life or Two.Do the Best Vessel Exam You Can !!