“PROMULGATION OF THE COAST GUARD CUTTER SEAMANSHIP MANUAL” –Commandant Note

CARIBBEAN SEA
09.04.2019
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U.S. Coast Guard District 7 PADET Jacksonville
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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.

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ALCOAST COMMANDANT NOTICE                           CANCEL DATE  08 NOV 2021

R 091334 NOV 20
FM COMDT COGARD WASHINGTON DC//CG-7//
TO ALCOAST
UNCLAS //N03120//
ACN 131/20
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.

5 thoughts on ““PROMULGATION OF THE COAST GUARD CUTTER SEAMANSHIP MANUAL” –Commandant Note

    • From the CRS report,

      “Under the Coast Guard’s notional timeline, the DD&C contract is to be awarded on January 30, 2022. Ships 1 through 7 in the 25-ship program are to be built at a rate of one per year, with OPC-1 completing construction in FY2022 and OPC-7 completing construction in FY2028. The remaining 18 ships are to be built at a rate of two per year, with OPC-8 completing construction in FY2029 and OPC-25 completing construction in FY2038. These dates are generally 10 months to about 2 years later than they would have been under the Coast Guard’s previous (i.e., preOctober 11, 2019) timeline for the OPC program.”

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