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UNITED STATES COAST GUARD AUXILIARY. 2013 NATIONAL VESSEL EXAMINER WORKSHOP OPFAC MODULE 3. Prepared by the NATIONAL DIRECTORATE OF VESSEL EXAMINATION AND RECREATIONAL BOATING SAFETY PROGRAM VISITATION. Introduction. Provide updated information regarding:

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United states coast guard auxiliary

UNITED STATES COAST GUARD AUXILIARY

2013 NATIONAL

VESSEL EXAMINER WORKSHOP

OPFAC

MODULE 3

Prepared by the

NATIONAL DIRECTORATE OF VESSEL EXAMINATION

AND

RECREATIONAL BOATING SAFETY PROGRAM VISITATION


Introduction

Introduction

  • Provide updated information regarding:

    • Auxiliary Vessel (OPFAC) inspection

    • PWC (OPFAC) inspection.

  • Highlight:

    • Important items to remember.

    • Common errors while doing the inspection.


Reference for facility inspection

Reference For Facility Inspection

  • Auxiliary Vessel Examiner Manual, COMDTINST M16796.2E.

  • Vessel Safety Manual (COMDTINST 16796.8) is for non-facilities.

  • USCG Auxiliary Facilities Information Sheet for OPFACs


Opfac inspections

OPFAC Inspections

  • An OPFAC requires an annual inspection.

  • Inspections must be performed by a currently certified USCG Auxiliary Vessel Examiner.


Auxiliary operational ensign

Auxiliary / Operational Ensign

  • Any Auxiliairist may fly the blue ensign on their private vessel, as long as it has passed a standard VSC.

  • Only an OPFAC under orders may fly the orange and white operational ensign.


Inspection offer for use forms ansc 7003 7008

Inspection & Offer for Use Forms (ANSC 7003 / 7008)

  • Outline the requirements for an Operational Vessel (7003) and PWC (7008) Facility Inspection.

  • Make sure that you are using the most current version of the forms.

  • Requires the Owner(s), VE, & DIRAUX signatures.


Inspection offer for use forms ansc 7003 70081

Inspection & Offer for Use Forms (ANSC 7003 / 7008)

  • Upon successful completion of inspection, no decal is affixed to facility.

  • Decal will be sent from DIRAUX as required after final approval.


Form 7003 version 06 11 pg 1

Form 7003 (version 06-11/pg.1)

  • Sections I, II, & III completed by Owner(s).

  • Owner(s) sign and initial Section III.

  • Section IV completed by VE.

  • Section V completed by DIRAUX.


Form 7003 version 06 11 pg 2

Form 7003 (version 06-11/pg.2)

  • Section VI completed by VE.

  • Section VII completed by Owner(s) and initialed at bottom.


Form 7008 version 06 11 pg 1

Form 7008 (version 06-11/pg.1)

  • Sections I, II, & III completed by Owner(s).

  • Owner(s) sign and initial Section III.

  • Section IV completed by VE.

  • Section V completed by DIRAUX.


Form 7008 version 06 11 pg 2

Form 7008 (version 06-11/pg.2)

  • Sections VI & VII completed by VE.

  • Section VIII completed by Owner(s) and initialed at bottom.


Common errors

Common Errors

  • On Form 7003 and 7008, Sections III & VII, ensure the owner(s) initial the form on the appropriate lines.

  • Always check with your respective District for additional requirements.


Common errors1

Common Errors

  • OPFAC markings are in accordance with the Operational Policy Manual COMDTINST M16798.3E (Chapter 3).

  • Towing gear is inspected for fitness, size, and function.

  • Owners not initialing the trailering line in Section III – MUST be initialed if trailerable or not.


Reminder

Reminder

  • OPFACs must have:

    • Two extra PFDs

    • One extra fire extinguisher


Credit for inspection

Credit for Inspection

  • Report passed OPFAC inspections on 7038 under Vessel Facility Inspections.

  • Report failed OPFAC inspection as a regular VSC on 7038.


In summary

In Summary

  • Operational Facilities set the example for safety standards.

  • As a VE, ensure ALL Auxiliary Operational Facilities are the safest they can be.


In summary1

In Summary

  • Anytime someone comes aboard a vessel facility (QE, FC, crew, etc.), the mission is at risk of being aborted if any of the required items are not available and in proper working order.


2013 v directorate staff officers

2013 V-Directorate Staff Officers

We Save Lives !!!

Director (DIR-V) Kelly L. Townsend

Deputy Director (DIR-Vd)Michael S. Klacik

Division Chief – Vessel Exams (DVC-VE)Perry R. Taylor

Division Chief – Visitation Programs (DVC-VP)Vince Cerverizzo

Division Chief – Technical Support (DVC-VT)John Yskamp

Division Chief – Incentive Programs (DVC-VI)Mark H. Wirtz

Division Chief – Communications (DVC-VC)Paul J. Mayer Jr.


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