U.S. Coast Guard District 7 PADET Jacksonville
The Coast Guard Cutter James conducts Hurricane Dorian relief operations alongside the Coast Guard Cutter Paul Clark in the Caribbean Sea, Sept. 6, 2019. During their 62-day counter-drug patrol, the James’ crew, along with members from Tactical Law Enforcement Team-South, Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron, Cryptologic Direct Support Element and multiple partner agencies, contributed to the interdiction of 7 drug-smuggling vessels and were responsible for the seizure of more than 12,677 pounds of cocaine and 4,085 pounds of marijuana bound for the United States. (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Coast Guard Cutter James)
Below is a Commandant Notice promulgating a new publication, the “COAST GUARD CUTTER SEAMANSHIP MANUAL”. The link to the internet version only takes you to a catalog of publications and it takes some effort to actually find the manual, so I am providing a direct link.
The manual is quite comprehensive, 93 pages, and covers a lot and is searchable. “Control F” is your friend.
ALCOAST COMMANDANT NOTICE CANCEL DATE 08 NOV 2021
R 091334 NOV 20
FM COMDT COGARD WASHINGTON DC//CG-7//
SUBJ: PROMULGATION OF THE COAST GUARD CUTTER SEAMANSHIP MANUAL
A. Coast Guard Astern Fueling At Sea (AFAS), COMDTINST M3120.8
B. Shipboard Launch and Recovery Procedures Manual, COMDTINST M3120.6
C. Cutter Surface Swimmer Program, COMDTINST 16134.2D
D. Coast Guard Cutter Seamanship Manual, COMDTINST M3120.9
1. This ACN announces the cancellation of REFs (A) through (C), and the
promulgation of REF (D).
2. REF (D) prescribes policy and doctrine for cutter seamanship. Corresponding
Tactics, Techniques and Procedures (TTP) are listed throughout as references.
3. No paper distribution will be made of this Manual. This Manual is available
on CGPortal: https://cg.portal.uscg.mil/library/directives/SitePages/Home.aspx
and the Internet at: http://www.dcms.uscg.mil/directives/.
4. For recommendations of changes to this Manual, contact the Office of Cutter
Forces (CG-751) via email: HQS-SMB-CG-751-CMD@USCG.MIL.
5. Released by RDML John W. Mauger, Assistant Commandant for Capability.
6. Internet release is authorized.