Presentation on theme: "United States Coast Guard Auxiliary"— Presentation transcript:
1 United States Coast Guard Auxiliary VE BOOT CAMPA COMPREHENSIVE REVIEWPrepared by theNATIONAL DIRECTORATE FOR VESSEL EXAMINATION AND RECREATIONAL BOATING SAFETY VISITATION
2 VE Workshop 2013 Goal Simplify VE Issues. Answer Long Standing VE Questions.Keep VE Knowledge Current.
3 VSC 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.
4 Vessel 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.
5 Documented 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.
6 Documented 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.
12 Life Jackets Speed Rating Check Label Standard Jackets <= 35 kph Must => Vessel SpeedSpeed rating is not intended to mean bodily protection, just strength of jacket.
13 Life 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.
14 Life Jackets Condition Squeeze Test Straps and Buckles Fabric Condition
15 Visual 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.
18 Visual 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Local Fire, Police or Town.Arrange a Date to Demonstrate Proper Use:Notify Authorities First.Do Not Collect Outdated Flares.Do Not Submerge in Water.
19 Fire 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.
20 Fire 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.
21 Fire 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).
22 What Does The Gauge Tell You? Insufficient propellant to expel agent .
23 Discharge TubeTube which conducts agent to the nozzle and out to fire.
24 Fire Extinguishers HELP! Examiner: When Checking Fire Safety Equipment, If You Are Not Sure, GetHELP!
25 Fire Extinguishers Recognize Types of Extinguishers: Dry Chemical, Type A,B,C.CO-2FoamHalogenated (Halon and Related)FM200 AgentPyrogen
26 Fire Extinguishers FM200 Agent New Safe Replacement for Halogens. Pyrogen:New Non Pressurized Marine Extinguishers.
27 Ventilation Test for Actual Air Leaving Blower Discharge. Observe Pickup Is Above Normal Bilge Water Level.Pickup Pipe Is Attached to the Blower .
28 Backfire Flame Arrestor CleanSecurely in PlaceNo Holes or Other DamageUSCG APPROVED
29 Sound 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
30 Navigation Lights All Navigation Lights Must be Operational. Proper Color.Appropriate for Vessel.Proper Arc of Visibility.
31 Pollution PlacardEvery Vessel => 26 Feet With a Machinery Compartment Must Display an Oily Waste “Pollution” Placard.
32 MARPOL Trash PlacardEvery Vessel =>26 Feet Must Display a MARPOL Trash Placard.Every Vessel => 40 Feet Must Have a Written Trash Disposal Plan.
33 Marine Sanitation Devices US Coat Guard Approved.Sealed Against Overboard Discharge.Option – Locked Compartment Door.
34 Navigation 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.
35 State 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.
36 State 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.
37 State 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
38 Overall 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.
39 Overall Vessel Condition Things Often Overlooked:Deck Rails, FittingsAngle of Navigation Light DisplayBilge Condition/cleanlinessPortable Tank Tie DownBattery Tie Down
40 Overall Vessel Condition Things often overlooked Continued:Wiring properly secured.Grease or oil on wires.Check fuel line type for E-10.
41 Electrical 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.
42 Electrical 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.
43 Electrical and Fuel Systems Fuel Systems Free of All Corrosion & Leaks.Fuel Lines and Tanks Compatible With Ethanol.
44 Galley 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.
45 Recommended and Discussion At Least One Good Marine Radio on Board:Capable of All Main Channels.Decent Antenna Installation (height).MMSI Capable.Tested to Portable.
46 Recommended and Discussion Dewatering Device and backup:PumpPailManual PumpCollision mat
47 Recommended and Discussion Mounted Fire Extinguishers!This MUST be stressed.More than the minimum !!Highly Visible Locations.Frequently checked.
48 Recommended and Discussion Anchor and line for AreaWhat is depth of local watersProper Size and Length of RodeWhat about a Spare?What type of bottom
49 Recommended and Discussion First Aid Kit:BandagesScissorsKnifeSunburn Spray
50 Recommended and Discussion First Aid Kit :Some Splinting MaterialOther Miscellaneous F/A ItemsDuct Tape
51 Recommended and Discussion PIW KitOne wearable PFD for each boaterOne ThrowableLine Attached to Throwable
52 Inland VDS Inland VDS Should Be: Mirror Dye Marker Orange and Black Circle, SquareAny Functional International Signaling Device.
53 Inland 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.
55 Recommendation & Discussion Capacity and Certificate of ComplianceAn Opportunity to Make Client Aware of:Vessel FreeboardCapacity Limitations and ConsequencesScientific Approach to Safety
56 Recommendation & 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.
61 Recommendation & Discussion Nautical Charts:Charts of Current DateArea ChartsLocal Charts Docking Info (harbor)Quality IssueLNM on Board
62 Recommendation & Discussion Survival Tips:Hypothermia DiscussionHelp / HuddleThermal BlanketsPhone and Comms for Local AreaMedical Knowledge of Passengers
63 Recommendation & Discussion Survival Tips:EPIRBSVDSAdequate Supplies on Board
64 Recommendation & Discussion Fuel Management:1/3 RuleStress Currents and windCopy of Coast PilotCheck WeatherReserve to alternate DestinationFuel Consumption facts
65 Recommendation & 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 .
66 Recommendation 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).
67 Recommendation and Discussion Process and Make Informed DecisionGo or Not Go.
68 Recommendation 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.
69 Recommendation and Discussion Boating Checklist:All Needed for Basic Safety.Special Needs for Intended Purpose.Signaling Devices.Hot/cold Supplies .Adequate Water/Food.
70 Recommendation and Discussion Boating Checklist:Fuel for the Intended Voyage.Fuel for the Return Trip.Fuel to Alternate Safe Harbor.Reserve.
71 Recommendation and Discussion Stress the Link Between Safety and Increased Knowledge.Safe Boating Classes:Use the VSC to Promote Marine Education:ABSBS&SSS&SWeekend NavigatorGPS
72 Recommendation and Discussion Join the Auxiliary:Point Out the Benefits of Membership in the Auxiliary !!EducationFellowshipKnowledge BaseGiving Back
73 Marine 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
74 Marine Domain Awareness Persistently Monitor the Domain:Vessels and CraftCargoVessel Crews and PassengersAll Identified Areas of Interest
75 Marine Domain Awareness Reporting MethodCall the National Response CenterWATCHExplain the Importance to the Client
76 Final Thoughts: Be Well Versed in the Above. Your VSC Will Be Worthwhile.Provide True Value to the Client.Enhance Boating Safety.
77 Final 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 !!