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INTRODUCTION
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Purpose.
The purpose of this chapter is to promulgate general policy for main-
taining and retaining command smooth diving logs, personal diving logs, personal
diving records, diving mishap reports, and failure analysis reports.
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Scope.
The record keeping and reporting instructions outlined in this chapter
pertain to command smooth diving logs, individual diving logs, personal diving
records, diving mishap reports, and failure analysis reports.
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OBJECTIVES OF THE RECORD KEEPING AND REPORTING SYSTEM
There are five objectives in the diving record keeping and reporting system.
1.
Establish a comprehensive operational record for each diving command. The
Command Smooth Diving Log is a standardized operational record prepared
in accordance with established military practice. This record establishes the
diving history for each diving command and constitutes the basic operational
record requirement under normal, uneventful circumstances.
2.
Gather data for safety and trend analysis. Information about current diving
operations conducted in the Navy, the incidence of Hyperbaric Treatments,
and diving mishaps is provided to the Naval Safety Center through the Diving
Reporting System and by message as required in OPNAVINST 5100.19C
Section A-6. This information enables the Safety Center to identify safety-
related problems associated with operating procedures and training.
3.
Provide data for a personal record. OPNAVINST 3150.27 (series) requires
each diver to maintain a personal diving log/history.
4.
Report information about diving mishaps and casualties in accordance with
the requirements of OPNAVINST 5100.19C Section A-6. Complete and
accurate information enables the command to take appropriate action and
prevent reoccurrence.
5.
Report information about equipment deficiencies to the responsible technical
agencies through the Failure Analysis Report (FAR) system.
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RECORD KEEPING AND REPORTING DOCUMENTS
The documents established to meet the objectives of the record keeping and
reporting system are:
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Command Smooth Diving Log (Figure 5-1a and Figure 5-1b)
Dive Reporting System (DRS)
Divers Personal Dive Record (diskette or hard copy)
Diving Mishap/Hyperbaric Treatment/Death Report, Symbol OPNAV 5102/5
Diving Mishaps reported in accordance with OPNAVINST 5100.19 Series
Appendix A-6
Equipment Accident/Incident Information Sheet (Figure 5-2a and Figure 5-2b)
Diving Life Support Equipment Failure Analysis Report (FAR) for MK 20
AGA, MK 21 surface-supplied diving system, and open-circuit scuba
(NAVSEA Form 10560/4) (Figure 5-3)
Failure Analysis Report for MK 16 UBA (NAVSEA Form 10560/1) (Figure
5-4) or Failure Analysis or Inadequacy Report for MK 25 (LAR V).
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COMMAND SMOOTH DIVING LOG
The Command Smooth Diving Log is a chronological record of all dives
conducted at that facility or command. It contains information on dives by
personnel attached to the reporting command and dives by personnel temporarily
attached to the command, such as personnel on TAD/TDY.
Dives conducted while temporarily assigned to another diving command shall be
recorded in the host command’s Smooth Diving Log. Additionally, record the dive
in the Dive Reporting System (DRS) of the host command.
The OPNAVINST 3150.27 (series) requires commands to retain the official
diving log for 3 years. The minimum data items in the Command Smooth Diving
Log include:
Date of dive
Purpose of the dive
Identification of divers and standby divers
Times left and reached surface, bottom time
Depth
Decompression time
Air and water temperature
Signatures of Diving Supervisor or Diving Officer
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RECOMPRESSION CHAMBER LOG
The Recompression Chamber Log is the official chronological record of proce-
dures and events for an entire dive. It is mandatory that all U.S. Navy diving
activities maintain a Recompression Chamber Log. the shall shall be legibly main-
tained in a narrative style. The Diving Officer, Master Diver, and Diving
Supervisor shall review and sign the log daily or at the end of their watches. The
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Figure 5-1a.
U.S. Navy Diving Log (sheet 1 of 2).
U.S. NAVY COMMAND SMOOTH DIVING LOG
Start Date
End Date
This log must be maintained in accordance with the U.S. Navy
Diving Manual, Volume 1, (NAVSEA).
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COMMAND SMOOTH DIVING LOG
Date Geographic Location Air Temp (°F)
Equipment Used Dress Wave Height (ft)
Breathing Medium Platform Water Temp (°F)
Breathing Medium Source Current (kts.)
Depth of Dive (fsw) Bottom Type Bottom Vis (ft)
Diver LSRBLBRSTBTTDTTTDSched Used
Purpose of Dive, Tools Used, etc. Repet Group
Surface Interval
New Repet Group
RNT
Dive Comments
Signature (Diving Supervisor)
Signature (Diving Officer/Master Diver)
Figure 5-1b.
U.S. Navy Diving Log (sheet 2 of 2).
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EQUIPMENT ACCIDENT/INCIDENT INFORMATION SHEET
GENERAL
Unit point of contact _________________________________ Position _______________________
Command UIC __________________Date_______________ Time of occurrence ______________
________________________________________________________________________________
EQUIPMENT (indicate type of all equipment worn/used) Contributing factor_______________________
UBA: SCUBA ______________ MK21_____________________ MK20 ____________
MK 16 _______________ LAR V ____________________
Other (specify) ______________________________________________________
Suit type: Dry_____________ Wet_______________ Hot water _____________________
Other dress: Gloves __________ Booties ____________ Fins__________________________
Mask ___________ Snorkel____________ Knife _________________________
Weight belt (indicate weight) ___________________________________________
Depth gauge _________________ Last calibration date ____________________
Buoyancy compensator/life preserver: _______________________________________________
Inflated at scene:_____________ Partially ___________ Operational ___________________
Inflation mode: Oral __________ CO
2
______________ Independent supply _____________
Cylinders: Number worn ________ Size (cu ft)______ Valve type_____________________
Gas mix ____________ Aluminum ______ Steel _________________________
Surface pressure: Before _______________ After________________________
Regulator: _________________ Last PMS date__________ Functional at scene?____________
Submersible pressure gauge:__________________________ Functional at scene? ___________
CONDITIONS Location __________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________________________
Depth ________ fsw Visibility _________ ft. Current ___________ Knots sea state__________ (0-9)
Air temp ____________°F Water temp: at surface___________ °F at depth _________________ °F
Bottom type (mud, sand, coral, etc.)____________________________________________________
DIVE TIME
Bottom_____________Decompression _______________ Total dive time __________________
Was equipment operating and maintenance procedure a contributing factor?
(Explain):______________________________________________________________________
Is there contributory error in O&M Manual or 3M System?
(Explain):______________________________________________________________________
OTHER CONTRIBUTING FACTORS ______________________________________________________
Figure 5-2a.
Equipment Accident/Incident Information Sheet.
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EQUIPMENT ACCIDENT/INCIDENT INFORMATION SHEET
Pertaining to UBA involved, fill in blanks with data required by items 1 through 9.
MK 21
MK 20
MOD 0 SCUBA MK 16 MK 25 OTHER
1. Number of turns to secure topside gas umbilical supply:
N/A N/A N/A
2. Number of turns to secure valve on emergency gas supply (EGS):
Reserve
Up/Down
N/A N/A
3. Number of turns to secure gas supply at mask/helmet:
N/A Mouthpiece
Valve:
Surface
________
Dive
________
Mouthpiece
Valve:
Surface
________
Dive
_________
4. Number of turns to secure gas bottle:
N/A N/A Air
Bottle
________
O
2
________
Diluent
________
O
2
Bottle
________
5. Bottle Pressure:
EGS
_____ psig
EGS
_____ psig
_____ psig O
2
_____ psig
Diluent
_____ psig
_____ psig
6. Gas Mixture:
Primary
% ______
EGS
% ______
N/A Diluent
N
2
O
2
_____
HeO
2
_____
N/A
7. Data/color of electronic display:
N/A N/A N/A Primary
________
Secondary
__________
_________
_
_______
N/A
8. Battery voltage level:
N/A N/A N/A Primary
________
Secondary
________
N/A
9. Condition of canister:
N/A N/A N/A
Note:
If UBA involved is not listed above, provide information on separate sheet.
Figure 5-2b.
Equipment Accident/Incident Information Sheet.
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Figure 5-3.
Failure Analysis Report (NAVSEA Form 10560/4).
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Figure 5-4.
Failure Analysis Report. (NAVSEA Form 10560/1)
.
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Recompression Chamber Log must be retained for 3 years after the date of the
dive. The minimum data items in the Recompression Chamber Log include:
Date of dive
Purpose of the dive
Identification of diver(s)/patients(s)
Identification of tender(s)
Time left surface
Time reached treatment depth
Time left treatment depth
Time reached stop
Time left stop
Depth/time of relief
Change in symptoms
Recompression chamber air temperature (if available)
Oxygen and Carbon Dioxide % (if available)
Medicine given
Fluid administered
Fluid void
Signatures of Diving Officer, Master Diver, or Diving Supervisor
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DIVER'S PERSONAL DIVE LOG
Although specific Navy Divers Personal Logbooks are no longer required, each
Navy trained diver is still required to maintain a record of his dives in accordance
with the OPNAVINST 3150.27 series. The best way for each diver to accomplish
this is to keep a copy of each Diving Log Form in a binder or folder. The Diving
Log Form was formerly called DD Form 2544, 3150, or 9940, but is now gener-
ated by the Diver Reporting System (DRS) software. The record may also be kept
on a personal floppy disk. These forms, when signed by the Diving Supervisor and
Diving Officer, are an acceptable record of dives that may be required to justify
special payments made to you as a diver and may help substantiate claims made
for diving-related illness or injury. If an individual desires a hard copy of the
dives, the divers command can generate a report using the DRS or by submitting
a written request to the Naval Safety Center.
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DIVING MISHAP/CASUALTY REPORTING
Specific instructions for diving mishap, casualty, and hyperbaric treatment are
provided in Section A-6, OPNAVINST 5100.19 Series. The Judge Advocate
General (JAG) Manual provides instructions for investigation and reporting proce-
dures required in instances when the mishap may have occurred as a result of
procedural or personnel error. Diving equipment status reporting instructions
related to diving accidents/incidents are specified in this chapter.
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EQUIPMENT FAILURE OR DEFICIENCY REPORTING
The Failure Analysis Report (FAR) system provides the means for reporting,
tracking and resolving material failures or deficiencies in diving life-support
equipment (DLSE). The FAR was developed to provide a rapid response to DLSE
failures or deficiencies. It is sent directly to the configuration manager, engineers,
and technicians who are qualified to resolve the deficiency. FAR Form 10560/4
(stock number 0116-LF-105-6020) covers all DLSE not already addressed by
other FARs or reporting systems. For example, the MK 21 MOD 1, MK 20 MOD
0 mask, and all open-circuit scuba are reportable on this FAR form; the UBAs MK
16 and MK 25 are reportable on a FAR or a Failure Analysis or Inadequacy Report
(FAIR) in accordance with their respective technical manuals. When an equipment
failure or deficiency is discovered, the Diving Supervisor or other responsible
person shall ensure that the FAR is properly prepared and distributed. Refer to
paragraph 5-10 for additional reporting requirements for an equipment failure
suspected as the cause of a diving accident.
The one-page FAR form (Figure 5-3) consists of an original and three copies. The
completed original is maintained in the Command FAR Log; the copies are mailed
to CSS (Code 2510), NAVSEA (Code 00C3) and NEDU (Code 03).
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U.S. NAVY DIVE REPORTING SYSTEM (DRS)
The Dive Reporting System (DRS) is a computer-based method of recording and
reporting dives required by the OPNAVINST 3150.27 (series), and replaces
reporting on DD Form 2544. The computer software provides all diving
commands with a computerized record of dives.
The DRS makes it easy for commands to submit diving data to the Naval Safety
Center. The computer software allows users to enter dive data, transfer data to the
Naval Safety Center, and to generate individual diver and command reports. The
DRS was designed for all branches of the U.S. Armed Services and can be
obtained through:
Commander, Naval Safety Center
Attention: Code 37
375 A Street
Norfolk, VA 23511-4399
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ACCIDENT/INCIDENT EQUIPMENT INVESTIGATION REQUIREMENTS
An accident is an unexpected event that culminates in loss of or serious damage to
equipment or injury to personnel. An incident is an unexpected event that degrades
safety and increases the probability of an accident.
The number of diving accidents/incidents involving U.S. Navy divers is small
when compared to the total number of dives conducted each year. The mishaps
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that do occur, however, must receive a thorough review to identify the cause and
determine corrective measures to prevent further diving mishaps.
This section expands on the OPNAVINST 5100.19 (series) that require expedi-
tious reporting and investigation of diving related mishaps. The accident/incident
equipment status reporting procedures in this chapter apply, in general, to all
diving mishaps when malfunction or inadequate equipment performance, or
unsound equipment operating and maintenance procedures are a factor.
In many instances a Diving Life Support Equipment Failure Analysis Report
(FAR) may also be required. The primary purpose of this requirement is to iden-
tify any material deficiency that may have contributed to the mishap. Any
suspected malfunction or deficiency of life support equipment will be thoroughly
investigated by controlled testing at the Navy Experimental Diving Unit (NEDU).
NEDU has the capability to perform engineering investigations and full unmanned
testing of all Navy diving equipment under all types of pressure and environ-
mental conditions. Depth, water turbidity, and temperature can be duplicated for
all conceivable U.S. Navy dive scenarios.
Contact NAVSEA/00C3 to assist diving units with investigations and data collec-
tion following a diving mishap. 00C3 will assign a representative to inspect the
initial condition of equipment and to pick up or ship all pertinent records and
equipment to NEDU for full unmanned testing. Upon receiving the defective
equipment, NEDU will conduct unmanned tests as rapidly as possible and will
then return the equipment to the appropriate activity.
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REPORTING CRITERIA
The diving and diving related accident/incident equipment status requirements set
forth in this chapter are mandatory for all U.S. Navy diving units in each of the
following circumstances:
In all cases when an accident/incident results in a fatality or serious injury.
When an accident/incident occurs and a malfunction or inadequate
performance of the equipment may have contributed to the accident/incident.
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ACTIONS REQUIRED
U.S. Navy diving units shall perform the following procedure when a diving acci-
dent/incident or related mishap meets the criteria stated in paragraph 5-11.
1.
Immediately secure and safeguard from tampering all diver-worn and
ancillary/support equipment that may have contributed to the mishap. This
equipment should also include, but is not limited to, the compressor, regulator,
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depth gauge, submersible pressure gauge, diver dress, buoyancy compensator/
life preserver, weight belt, and gas supply (scuba, emergency gas supply, etc.).
2.
Expeditiously report circumstances of the accident/incident by message (see
OPNAVINST 5100.19 (Series) for format requirements) to:
NAVSAFECEN NORFOLK VA//JJJ// with information copies to
CNO WASHINGTON DC//N873//
COMNAVSEASYSCOM WASHINGTON DC//00C// and
NAVXDIVINGU PANAMA CITY FL//JJJ//.
If the accident/incident is MK 16 related, also send information copies to
PEO MINEWAR WASHINGTON DC//PMS-EOD// and
NAVEODTECHDIV INDIAN HEAD MD//70//.
If the accident/incident is MK 25 (LAR V) related, also send information
copies to COMNAVSEASYSCOM WASHINGTON DC//PEO EXW
PMS 325//.
If the accident/incident occurs at a shore based facility (NAVFAC), also
send information copies to NFESC EAST COAST DET WASHINGTON
DC//00CE//.
3.
Expeditiously prepare a separate, written report of the accident/incident.
The report shall include:
A completed Equipment Accident/Incident Information Sheet (Figure
5-2a)
A completed Accident/Incident Equipment Status Data Sheet (Figure
5-2b)
A sequential narrative of the mishap including relevant details that might
not be apparent in the data sheets
4.
The data sheets and the written narrative shall be mailed by traceable
registered mail to:
Commanding Officer
Navy Experimental Diving Unit
321 Bullfinch Road
Panama City, Florida 32407-7015
Attn: Code 03, Test & Evaluation
5.
Package a certified copy of all pertinent 3M records and deliver to NAVSEA/
00C3 on-scene representative.
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NOTE Call NAVSEA/NEDU/NAVFAC with details of the mishap or incident
whenever possible. Personal contact may prevent loss of evidence vital
to the evaluation of the equipment.
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Technical Manual Deficiency/Evaluation Report.
If the accident/incident is
believed to be solely attributable to unsound operating and maintenance proce-
dures, including publications, submit a NAVSEA (user) Technical Manual
Deficiency/Evaluation Report (TMDER) and request guidance from NEDU to
ascertain if shipment of all or part of the equipment is necessary.
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Shipment of Equipment.
To expedite delivery, scuba, MK 16 and EGS bottles
shall be shipped separately in accordance with current DOT directives and
command procedures for shipment of compressed gas cylinders. Cylinders shall
be forwarded in their exact condition of recovery (e.g., empty, partially filled,
fully charged). If the equipment that is believed to be contributory to the accident/
incident is too large to ship economically, contact NEDU to determine alternate
procedures.
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