Key Operations forms and activity sheets
are available by clicking the links in the left column of this page.
Contact our FSO-OP, SO-OP, ADSO-OP -
Pat Ermilio if you have
questions. Most forms are available in PDF format, and some are also
available in Microsoft Office formats (Word or Excel).
To request orders please use this
Division 10 Patrol Order Request Form
and forward it to Pat Ermilio.
Same Document in
December 2009 -
Operations Workshop for 2010 is now available.
Operations Workshop Facilitator guide is now available. See
National Response website (December 2009 posting) for details
ALAUX from the Chief Director
- Non-Operational Facilities Category Eliminated -012/09.
- As a matter of information, NEXCOM and the
National Bridge recently made final the decision to eliminate "non-operational
facilities" from the categories of vessels in the Auxiliary. CG-5421
concurs with this action which is effective immediately.
- The Auxiliary Ensign may now fly only on either
inspected surface facilities that display a current facility decal or
on vessels owned by Auxiliarists that have successfully completed a
Vessel Safety Check and that display a current VSC decal.
Sector NY Operations
Policy manual Supplement (SECNYINST
16798.1C) - 2008 Supplement
to Auxiliary OPS Manual (COMDTINST M. 16798.3E) is now
2008 - Revised regulations notice regarding
inflatable PFDs. Certain inflatable vests are authorized for use after
June 1 2009. Full details have been
posted to the National Surface Operations page.
2008 - ORION Flair Product
Alert - Orion Safety Products, manufacturer
of the Skyblazer hand-launched red aerial flare (“Skyblazer”), has received
a report indicating the safety sleeve on the Skyblazer may become detached
from the launch tube body during ignition.
Click here to see their announcement
2008 - From Cmdr Young to
ALAUXDIST1SR 008/08 -
4) Jewelry and Boating: Every year there seems
to be a few people who are surprised by our jewelry policy and are not
prepared to remove their jewelry before getting underway.
The Boat Crew Seamanship Manual,
COMDTINST 16114.5C states the following: The wearing
of jewelry, including rings, wristwatches, necklaces or other items
not consisting of organizational clothing, PPE, or uniform articles
by boat crew members engaged in hoisting, towing, or other deck evolutions
where the potential for snagging exists is prohibited. OICs and Coxswains
will address this during all pre-underway briefs and Coxswains shall
ensure jewelry is removed prior to beginning all deck evolutions. This
paragraph can be found in Chapter 4, Chapter 7, Chapter 16, Chapter
16, Chapter 17, Chapter 18 and Chapter 19. Unfortunately this is not
an area that I have the ability to waiver. I understand how difficult
it is for many of our members to remove their wedding rings, both physically
and mentally. If it is physically difficult to remove the ring then
it is likely a hazard to the member medically as well and they should
consider resizing the ring for their own health and safety. I fully
understand the emotional attachment; many in our membership have been
married for countless years and rarely if ever remove their ring. For
those members I hope they consider a special recognition of their ring
when they remove it, such as pinning it close to their heart inside
a pocket or making a very special place for their ring, safe at home
awaiting their return. Neither I, nor the Chief Director’s office will
be able to waiver this policy. [Source:ALAUXDIST1SR, FM: CDR E.
D. Young, SUBJ: Miscellaneous Topics - 008/08]
2008 - New Operations Courses Available
Two new courses, Operations Policy and Navigation
Rules, are now available on eLearn. Operations Policy reviews the
Operations Policy manual, preparing you to take the test, a prerequisite
for Coxswain, PWC Operator, and several Aviation quals. Navigation Rules
reviews COLREGS, preparing you for the NavRules70 exam,
a prerequisite for Coxswain and PWC Operator, as well as the 5 year
recertification exam. eLearn is an online training resource sponsored
by the National Training Department.
National Training Department
2008 - High impact PFDs are available
is the order form, you will need to include your Auxiliary
member ID number to get GSA pricing. There is an 800 number on the
form to call for prices. As of July 2008, Model MV5600 (100MPH impact
for PWO), was $92.91 and the MV1254 34 (50 MPH impact), was available for
$52.59, but you should call for current pricing and model numbers.
2008 - PWC Carriage Requirements Changes
After careful consideration by the Surface Stan Team, the following
PWC OPFAC carriage requirements are changed effective immediately:
- Throwable PFD is no longer required.
- Spare spark plugs are only required for 2 stroke engines. They
are no longer required for 4 stroke engines.
These items are in Appendix C (Required Facility Equipment) and again
in task PWC-03-05-AUX (4.g and 4.r) of the PWC Operator Qualification
Guide, COMDTINST 19794.54 (series). They are also found on the PWC Facility
Inspection and Offer for Use form, ANSC 7008 in Section VII, items 12
and 20. These changes will be reflected in the next editions/revisions
of these documents.
2008 - Reminder ALL PEPIRBS must be
properly maintained. Registration and batteries must be up-to-date. This
can become a safety issue when on a assignment.
be done on-line at the NOAA site. Batteries are ordered
through our FSO-OP
- see April 2009 above - April 2008 -
Sector NY Operations
Policy manual (SECNYINST
16798.1B) - 2008
Supplement to Auxiliary OPS Manual (COMDTINST M. 16798.3E)
is now available.
Sector NY Auxiliary Operations Instruction (SECNYINST
16798.1A) has also been updated for 2008
Commander-13 and Priority One on patrol on Greenwood
Wait a minute
that's not Ducky?
Walker taking up station as Sector Command at the GW Bridge during Fleet
Sea Smoke covering the Hudson River and NY Harbor.
10-13 PWCs getting underway on Greenwood Lake.
2007 - Very interesting article on
inflatable PFD, their use, care and maintenance is
available on the from the Auxiliary B department site.
2007 - Updated regulations on hypothermia
protection from CHDIRAUX, effective immediately. See NotesUpdates
page of the National Operations (Response) website for
Hypothermia Devices - OPM Change -030/07.
September 2007 -
Questions About reimbursement
The Operations Department has created a web
page to address questions about the Standard Auxiliary Maintenance Allowance
(SAMA) program, visit
August 2007 -
for requesting orders are detailed in this memo.
Note: All orders
will AUTO CANCEL if not completed in POMS by you or via manual submission
of paperwork to FSO-OP, within 60 days of the patrol. Reactivating these
orders for reimbursement is a LOOOOONG drawn out process and will greatly
increase your time to payment. Get your paperwork completed immediately
after your patrol and you will not face this problem.
June 2007 -
asked Questions on Surface operations from our National website.
May 2007 -
Call on procedures for all orders are as follows:
Sector NY Comms room- 1-718-354-4141- mention that
our radio guard is with the Greenwood Lake Police.
For the Hudson River patrols, maintain a 1 hour
DO NOT leave your assigned patrol sector unless
authorized or directed by Sector NY.
In the event of a mishap, notify Sector immediately.
Patrols need to be requested 72 hours prior to the
All vessels are required to fill out the MHLS forms
for each patrol
SAR cases require only the Aux 4612 form (one page
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Coxswains, want to check the status of your patrol reimbursement to see
if it is at least made it into the system? Try this link
to the GC Finance
this direct link where you enter your 13 digit patrol order
number for a report on status.