ALAUX 020-18 UPDATE TO ALAUX 017/18 - CLARIFICATION OF CREW FATIGUE AND SAR STANDBY STATUS
Posted by Susan Davies on 14 September 2018 03:59 PM
25 AUG 2018
SUBJ: UPDATE TO ALAUX 017/18 - CLARIFICATION OF CREW FATIGUE AND SAR STANDBY STATUS
Ref: (a) ALAUX 017/18 AUXDATA Activity Mission Code Changes
1. After release of reference (a), feedback was received which requires clarification of crew fatigue time accounting and an updated definition of Search and Rescue (SAR) Standby (code 23A).
2. Crew Fatigue: Reference (a) created confusion regarding the accounting of surface operations accumulated crew fatigue time while in a standby status (codes 01D and 23A). Reference (b), chapter 4, section E.8 (Crew Fatigue) reads in part:
3. SAR Standby (code 23A): The description of SAR Standby (code 23A) in reference (a) failed to account for SAR Standby scenarios beyond a Bravo-0 readiness status. SAR Standby (code 23A) is amended as follows with the change highlighted in yellow:
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. For Bravo-0 readiness status, the facility must be ready to proceed without delay, with a qualified crew in the immediate vicinity of the facility and in the prescribed uniform. For Bravo readiness status greater than Bravo-0, the facility and crew must be ready to proceed within the the established readiness time (e.g., a Bravo-2 SAR Standby facility would be underway within 2 hours), and in the prescribed uniform. Situations which may merit assignment to SAR Standby are:
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 reference (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.
4. POC: BMCM Dennis O'Connell, Chief, Auxiliary Operations Management Branch (CG-BSX-12)