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									UNITED STATES COAST GUARD
        AUXILIARY

          2012 NATIONAL
   VESSEL EXAMINER WORKSHOP

               OPFAC
               MODULE 3
                  Prepared by the
   NATIONAL DEPARTMENT OF VESSEL EXAMINATION
                       AND
     RECREATIONAL BOATING SAFETY VISITATION
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             Introduction
 Provide updated forms information:
  • Auxiliary Vessel (OPFAC) inspection
  • PWC (OPFAC) inspection.

 Highlight:
  • Important items to remember.
  • Common errors while doing the inspection.


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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


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       OPFAC Inspections

 An OPFAC requires an annual
  inspection.

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

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  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.

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

 Outlines 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.

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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.

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

 Section VI completed
  by VE.

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

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

 Sections VI & VII must
  be completed by VE.

 Section VIII must be
  completed by Owner(s)
  and initialed at bottom.


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          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.

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            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.

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              Reminder
 OPFACs must have:
  • Two extra PFDs
  • One extra fire extinguisher




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         Credit for Inspection

 Report passed OPFAC inspections on
  7038 under Vessel Facility
  Inspections.
 Report failed OPFAC inspection as a
  regular VSC on 7038. (This requirement is
 listed in the USCG Facility Inspections Supplement
 available at www.safetyseal.net )

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             In Summary

 Operational Facilities set the example
  for safety standards.

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

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             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.


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2012 V-Department Staff Officers

Director (DIR-V)                                Kelly L. Townsend
Deputy Director (DIR-Vd)                        Michael S. Klacik
Division Chief – Vessel Exams (DVC-VE)          R. Bruce Pettyjohn
Division Chief – Visitation Programs (DVC-VP)   Joseph C. Reichal
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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