Upon completion of this chapter, you should be able to do the following:
State the requirements for
Describe the procedures
relieving the watch.
Describe the procedures
correcting the deck log.
standing a proper 5.
for setting and
for keeping and
State the duties and responsibilities for the 9.
junior officer of the deck (JOOD) in port.
State the security procedures to be followed
for casual visitors.
State the security procedures for personnel with
and without visitor clearance.
Describe the security procedures for un-
Describe the security watches required in U.S.
and foreign ports.
State the duties and responsibilities of the
senior section leader and-the section leader.
The OOD (in-port) is that officer or petty
officer on watch designated by the
commanding officer to be in charge of the
unit. He/she is primarily responsible for
the safety and proper operation of the unit.
Standard Organization and
Regulations of the U.S. Navy,
This chapter will give you an overview of the
duties, responsibilities, and organizational
relationship of the officer of the deck (OOD) in
port and the junior officer of the deck (JOOD)
One of the most important watches you will
stand as a senior petty officer is the in-port OOD.
The in-port OOD, next to the captain and the
executive officer, is the most important person
aboard ship. As a direct representative of the
commanding officer, the OOD has all the
authority of command. The in-port OOD should
continually supervise, inspect, control, make
timely and sound decisions, and be ready to
respond quickly to a variety of situations. The
OOD should be ever mindful of the weather when
the ship is anchored, moored, or secured to a pier.
Security of the ship is one of the most important
duties of the ODD in port.
As a senior petty officer, knowing the duties
and responsibilities of the OOD is as important
as knowing the duties and responsibilities of your
division officer. The following information will
help you in your personnel qualification standards
(PQS) for in-port OOD. (Two other excellent
sources of information are Boatswains Mate 1
& C, NAVEDTRA 10122-E, and the Watch
Officer, NAVEDTRA 10719-C.)
In the following paragraphs, we will cover
some of the general duties of OOD and JOOD
watch standers; how to prepare for a watch;
relieving procedures; and duties, responsibilities,
Although the following paragraphs cover
standing watch aboard ship (in port), the