(2) Ensure that required reports to the
OOD (in port) concerning tests and
inspections and the routine reports of
patrols, watches, and sentries are promptly
originated and that the quarterdeck watch,
lookouts, anchor watch, and other sentries
or patrols are properly posted and alert.
(3) Ensure all required entries are
made in the deck log, and sign the log at
the conclusion of the watch.
(4) Carry out the routine as published
in the Plan of the Day, ensuring the
executive officer, CDO (in port), and
department heads are informed of circum-
stances which require changes in routine
or other action on their part.
(5) Initiate and supervise units evolu-
tions or operations as necessary.
(6) Attend one of the units gang-
ways, and supervise watch personnel
assigned to attend other gangways.
(7) Supervise the operations of the
units boats in accordance with the boat
schedule published by the executive officer
and the orders of the commanding officer
and other proper authority.
(8) Ensure that boats are operated
safely and all boat safety regulations are
observed. Give particular attention to
changes in wind or sea conditions and
notify the in-port CDO when the suspen-
sion of boating is advisable. Ensure that
boats are not overloaded, and reduce the
allowed loading capacity when weather
conditions require caution. Recommend
use of boat officers to the CDO when
weather or other conditions warrant.
Require boat passengers to wear life
jackets when conditions are hazardous;
ensure that all boats assigned trips are fully
equipped, manned, fueled, and in working
order; provide harbor charts to boat
coxswains; give boat coxswains trip orders
and orders to shove off.
(9) Supervise the general announcing
system, the general and chemical alarms,
and the whistle, gong, and bell in
accordance with the orders of the
commanding officer and U.S. Coast
Guard navigation rules of the road.
(10) Permit no person to go aloft on
masts or stacks or to work over the side
of the ship except when wind and sea
conditions permit, and then only when all
safety precautions are observed.
(11) Display required absentee
pennants, colors, and general information
signals, and supervise the rendering of
(12) Make all required reports to the
CDO (in port), executive officer, and
commanding officer as directed by stand-
ing orders to the OOD.
(13) Supervise and conduct on-the-job
training for the JOOW, the JOOD, and
enlisted personnel of the quarterdeck
(14) Assume other responsibilities as
the commanding officer may assign.
(15) Supervise striking of the ships
bell to denote the hours and half-hours
from reveille to taps, requesting permission
of the commanding officer to strike eight
bells at 0800, 1200, and 2000.
Apprehension and Restraint
As the officer of the deck, you need to know
the difference between APPREHENSION and
the three degrees of RESTRAINTS: (1) restriction
instead of arrest, (2) arrest, or (3) confinement.
At any time during the watch, you may have to
take custody of personnel charged with mis-
conduct. All officers, petty officers, and
noncommissioned officers of any service have
authority to apprehend offenders who are subject
to the Uniform Code of Military Justice.
APPREHENSION. Apprehension is the
equivalent of an arrest in civilian life. It is the
taking of a person into custody. An apprehension
is made by clearly notifying the person being
apprehended that he or she is in custody. The
notice can be given orally or in writing. The
person making the apprehension may only use
such force and means as is reasonably necessary
to affect the apprehension. Apprehension con-
tinues until the person is delivered to proper
authority. Aboard ship, the authority is the OOD.
RESTRAINT. Restraint is the moral or
physical restraint on a persons liberty. It may
consist of restriction in lieu of arrest, arrest, or
Restriction in Lieu of Arrest. Restriction in
lieu of arrest is the restraint of a person by an oral
or written order directing the person to remain
within specified limits of an area. A restricted
person, unless otherwise directed, performs full
military duties while restricted.