Deck Watch Policy Revisited

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Deck Watch Policy Revisited
03 Dec 2016, 20:23


It has come to my attention that there has been some confusion concerning Deck Watch policy and the proper execution of a Deck Watch. Since the Deck Watch policy has not been circulated in some time, I thought it was a good chance to circulate it again with the addition of a beautifully done Deck Watch by
CDR Michel Rosenstrauch to serve as an example to us all.

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SLCG Deck Watch Policy: Original 22/June/2014 (Revised 03/Dec/2016)

Deck watches must be stood at the crew persons assigned duty station unless specifically told to do it from an alternate location by the station CO. An acceptable Deck Watch shall be one hour or more in duration. Deck watches are not to replace regular boat or air patrols, but should be done in times of increased lag or sim restarts. Deck watches should be done no more than once per month by each member of a station.

The start of the deck watch must be announced on the groups open chat in the following format as shown in the example below.

DW=Deck Watch

EXAMPLE: If CPO Jane Doe (SLCG #236) were to stand a deck watch it would look something like this:
CPO Jane Doe: DW3236, has the deck watch at SLCG Station New Horizons at 20:30.”

Then every 15 minutes this example format shall be posted in open group chat….

EXAMPLE: (20:45) SLCG Station New Horizons all secure at this time.”

Then at the conclusion of the deck watch the below example format shall be used….

EXAMPLE: (21:30) CPO Jane Doe: DW3236, securing from SLCG Station New Horizons deck watch at this time.”

When completing your report, you will want to note what happened during the watch. You may cut and paste from GridTalkie chat, CG21, CG22, #16 Marine, Local Chat, SLCG Group Chat, or Aviation Group Chat, as needed to highlight activities that happened during your watch. SLCG personnel must file Deck Watch Reports under that specific station in the "Deck Watch" section under the Station of origin reports section on the forum.

The post below this one is an example of a very well done Deck Watch. We should all strive to have our reports look this good.

You may add additional information if you wish, such as;
a. People present at your station during the deck watch including SLCG personnel and civilians.
b. Aircraft that landed at airport if you're station has an airport attached.
c. Maydays reported during the watch.
d. Rescues performed during the watch.
e. Any other pertinent information you deem worthy of reporting.

CAPT Ken Whitfield
Chief Of Staff

COPY: 22 JUNE 2014 SLCG Forum - revised 03/Dec/2016
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Deck watch 118

Date: 27 November 2016 Start Time: 04:00 SLT Finish Time: 05:00 SLT

Station manned: Santa Catalina

Also present N/A

Visitors: N/A

Radio channels monitored: CG21, CG22, #16-MARINE, #11920-BLAKE, #9-EMERGENCY, #12300-UNICOM, SLCG-Chat

Radio/Chat log:

[04:00] :: ((CG22)) CDR Michel Rosenstrauch: DW 3219 has the deck watch at SLCG Station Santa Catalina at 04:00 Monitoring channels CG21, CG22, #16-MARINE, #11920-BLAKE, #9-EMERGENCY, #12300-UNICOM, SLCG-Chat.
[04:00] Michel Rosenstrauch: All stations: DW 3219 has the deck watch at SLCG Station Santa Catalina at 04:00 Monitoring channels CG21, CG22, #16-MARINE, #11920-BLAKE, #9-EMERGENCY, #12300-UNICOM, SLCG-Chat.

[04:15] :: ((CG22)) CDR Michel Rosenstrauch: SLCG Station Santa Catalina all secure at this time. All ongoing patrols report your positions please!
[04:15] Michel Rosenstrauch: All statioins: SLCG Station Santa Catalina all secure at this time. All ongoing patrols report your positions please!
[04:22] Viℭƭorią ℂσɓrȼƭƭi (hottie6940): Orca 3339 location Cape Kirk
[04:23] Michel Rosenstrauch: Orca 3339 - DW 3219 copies and noted. thank you

[04:31] :: ((CG22)) CDR Michel Rosenstrauch: SLCG Station Santa Catalina all secure at this time. All ongoing patrols report your positions please!
[04:31] Michel Rosenstrauch: All stations: SLCG Station Santa Catalina all secure at this time. All ongoing patrols report your positions please!
[04:31] Viℭƭorią ℂσɓrȼƭƭi (hottie6940): Orca 3339 location Norge
[04:32] Michel Rosenstrauch: Orca 3339 - DW 3219 copies and noted. Thank you!

[04:40] Vika (curiousminette): all stations tighawk 1334 departing kania station on routine patrol 1 pax
[04:41] Michel Rosenstrauch: Tighawk 1334 - DW 3219 copies departure. Blue skies
[04:41] Caoilin Galthie: safe skies!
[04:42] Vika (curiousminette): DW 3218, Tighawk 1334 Thank you ma'am
[04:42] Michel Rosenstrauch: You're welcome ☺
[04:43] Vika (curiousminette): thankyou too caolin :-)

[04:45] :: ((CG22)) CDR Michel Rosenstrauch: SLCG Station Santa Catalina all secure at this time. All ongoing patrols report your positions please!
[04:45] Michel Rosenstrauch: All stations: SLCG Station Santa Catalina all secure at this time. All ongoing patrols report your positions please!
[04:46] Viℭƭorią ℂσɓrȼƭƭi (hottie6940): All Stations Orca 3339 Arriving at SLCG Santa Catalina from a routine patrol, 1 PAX, over.
[04:47] Michel Rosenstrauch: Orca 3339 - DW 3219 copies arrival. Welcome home.
[04:51] Viℭƭorią ℂσɓrȼƭƭi (hottie6940): Thank you ma'am!
[04:51] Michel Rosenstrauch: You're welcome ☺

[05:00] :: ((CG22)) CDR Michel Rosenstrauch: DW3219 securing from SLCG Station Santa Catalina deck watch at this time. Over
[05:00] Michel Rosenstrauch: All stations: DW3219 securing from SLCG Station Santa Catalina deck watch at this time. Over

Rescues performed: ( ) Yes (X) No

Teams involved: N/A

Results of Rescue Attempt. N/A

Problems encountered (if any): N/A

Any Other Comments: N/A


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Michel Rosenstrauch
Commander * SLCG-219
District 3 Station Santa Catalina
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