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ALAUX 017-18 AUXDATA MISSION ACTIVITY CODE CHANGES
Posted by Susan Davies on 19 August 2018 06:21 PM

30 JUL 2018

FM:  CHDIRAUX

TO:  ALAUX

ALAUX 017/18 

SUBJ:  AUXDATA MISSION ACTIVITY CODE CHANGES

1.  ACTIVITY CODE CHANGES:  Three new activity codes were recently activated in AUXDATA, and another code was clarified and redefined to better track actual mission hours and crew mission time. The Auxiliary User Support and Services (U) Directorate is working on the necessary updates to the ANSC-7030 form.

These codes are:

  • 10M: CG Historian Office Support
  • 01C : Auxiliary Paddle Craft Operation
  • 01D:  Operational Standby
  • 23A:  Search and Rescue (SAR) Standby 

2.  DEFINITIONS: (for ANSC 7030 form updates)

10M: CG Historian Support: Use this code for time spent supporting and assisting the CG Historian’s Office or for time spent on Auxiliary historian activities.

01C: Auxiliary Paddle Craft (AUXPAD) Operations:   Use this code for time spent on a mission under Coast Guard orders, with an authorized AUXPAD facility and qualified AUXPAD operator, conducting AUXPAD afloat recreational boating safety (RBS) outreach activities. If other authorized activities (SAR, aids to navigation verifications, marine event patrols) are undertaken in addition to RBS outreach, use the appropriate codes for those missions and account for time spent on those missions in the itinerary section of the patrol orders. Used only for kayaks per the AUXPAD instruction.

01D: Operational Standby*: Use this code for time spent available under Coast Guard orders with an Auxiliary operational facility (vessel, aircraft or radio) and qualified crew who are operationally ready for duty (B-0 status) but not currently underway, airborne, or in operation. The facility must be ready for operations with qualified crew in the immediate vicinity of the facility and in prescribed uniform, ready to proceed without delay. For example:

  • Prior to getting underway, as the crew is preparing for a mission
  • When moored for meals, breaks, or other logistics stops
  • When not in physical control of a radio facility
  • Standing by at an airport or dock for pickup of passengers or equipment
  • Debriefing and cleaning up a facility after an underway mission.

23A – SAR Standby*: This code shall be entered ONLY when specifically assigned by the Order Issuing Authority (OIA) to assume dedicated SAR standby for an actual or potential SAR mission. The facility must be ready for immediate SAR response, with a qualified crew in the immediate vicinity of the facility and in the prescribed uniform. Situations which may merit assignment to SAR Standby are:

  • Prolonged searches where active duty crews are likely to exceed fatigue standards
  • SAR coverage in cases where active duty assets are not available due to unexpected or prolonged machinery/equipment casualties
  • On busy/holiday weekends to assist with a high likelihood of SAR events
  • For any situation deemed appropriate by the OIA.

Upon completion of an underway, airborne or operational (in the case of radios) patrol, appropriate mission codes will be entered for recording all activities.

*Standby time (01D and/or 23A) must be entered in each itinerary to account for crew fatigue per chapter 4.E.8 and Annex 1, section B of refernce (a). Operators will enter standby time in their itineraries.  Itineraries with no standby time will be returned by the OIA to the operator for correction.

3.  EXAMPLE AOM ENTRIES:

AUXPAD EXAMPLE: An AUXPAD facility received orders to conduct AUXPAD afloat RBS outreach activities, and later in the patrol conducted assigned swim event duties. On the return trip to the launch site, the facility was asked to verifiy a private aid to navigation (PATON). The mission started with pre-underway checks and risk assessment (01D), launch and patrol for AUXPAD RBS outreach (01C), swim event assistance (70F), PATON verification (03), and upon return to the launch site, post-mission activities (01D). The itinerary would be entered as:

Itinerary                  Start Date        Start Time        End Date           End Time         Location             Mission

FACILITY IN USE (MISSION)

6/15/18

0800

6/15/18

0900

Launch Site

01D

FACILITY IN USE (MISSION)

6/15/18

0900

6/15/18

0930

Potomac River

01C

FACILITY IN USE (MISSION)

6/15/18

0930

6/15/18

1100

Potomac River

70F

FACILITY IN USE (MISSION)

6/15/18

1100

6/15/18

1130

Potomac River

03

FACILITY IN USE (MISSION)

6/15/18

1130

6/15/18

1200

Launch Site

01D


SAR STANDBY EXAMPLE:
 The OIA requested an Auxiliary surface facility for SAR Standby and a Marine Observation Mission (MOM) Patrol during the day on a holiday due to multiple marine events, the holiday, and forecast fair weather. The facility is a vessel on a trailer which was launched but remained docked at the station overnight, but not in a SAR Standby overnight. The mission started with trailering (01B), pre-mission checks and risk assessment (01D), launch and patrol (01A), SAR standby at the station (23A), call out for a SAR case (24), return to the station for post-SAR activities and SAR standby (23A), and post-mission activities (01D) which may havevincluded fueling and securing the facility for the day. All assigned missions will end at 1530.

Itinerary     Start Date    Start Time    End Date      End Time     Location              Mission

ARRRIVE LAUNCH SITE (TRAILERING)

7/4/18

0730

7/4/18

0800

Ocean City

01B

FACILITY IN USE (MISSION)

7/4/18

0800

7/4/18

0830

Ocean City

01D

FACILITY IN USE (MISSION)

7/4/18

0830

7/4/18

1130

Sinepuxent Bay

01A

FACILITY IN USE (MISSION)

7/4/18

1130

7/4/18

1300

STA Ocean City

23A

FACILITY IN USE (MISSION)

7/4/18

1300

7/4/18

1330

Ocean City Inlet

24

FACILITY IN USE (MISSION)

7/4/18

1330

7/4/18

1500

STA Ocean City

23A

FACILITY IN USE (MISSION)

7/4/18

1500

7/4/18

1530

STA Ocean City

01D


SURFACE MARITIME OBSERVATION MISSION (MOM) Patrol: 
The OIA approved orders for a facility to conduct a MOM patrol on a weekday. The crew met at the local marina where the facility is docked, conducted pre-underway checks and risk assessment, commenced patrol at 0800, stopped for lunch, resumed patrol, returned to the marina and fueled at the fuel dock, and returned to the facility’s assigned slip. The crew ended the patrol at 1500 and conducted post-mission activities until 1530.

Itinerary     Start Date   Start Time       End Date  End Time     Location         Mission

FACILITY IN USE (MISSION)

7/18/18

0730

7/18/18

0800

Taylor’s Point Marina

01D

FACILITY IN USE (MISSION)

7/18/18

0800

7/18/18

1130

Buzzard’s Bay

01A

FACILITY IN USE (MISSION)

7/18/18

1130

7/18/18

1230

Monument Beach

01D

FACILITY IN USE (MISSION)

7/18/18

1230

7/18/18

1430

Buzzard’s Bay

01A

FACILITY IN USE (MISSION)

7/18/18

1430

7/18/18

1445

Taylor’s Point Marina

01D

FACILITY IN USE (MISSION)

7/18/18

1445

7/18/18

1500

Taylor’s Point Marina

01A

FACILITY IN USE (MISSION)

7/18/18

1500

7/18/18

1530

Taylor’s Point Marina

01D


AVIATION MARITIME OBSERVATION MISSION PATROL:
 The OIA approved orders for an air facility to conduct a MOM patrol on a weekday. The crew met at the local airport where the facility was parked, conducted pre-underway checks and risk assessment, commenced patrol at 0800, stopped for lunch, resumed patrol, returned to the airfield, and refueled. The crew ended the patrol at 1500 and conducted post-mission activities until 1530.

Itinerary      Start Date        Start Time   End Date   End Time    Location     Mission

FACILITY IN USE (MISSION)

7/18/18

0745

7/18/18

0815

ISP

01D

FACILITY IN USE (MISSION)

7/18/18

0815

7/18/18

1115

Lake Champlain

01A

FACILITY IN USE (MISSION)

7/18/18

1115

7/18/18

1200

BTV

01D

FACILITY IN USE (MISSION)

7/18/18

1200

7/18/18

1415

BTV-ISP

01A

FACILITY IN USE (MISSION)

7/18/18

1415

7/18/18

1500

ISP

01D


4.  POC: BMCM Dennis O'Connell, Chief, Auxiliary Operations Management Branch (CG-BSX-12).


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