Original Date: 04/29/2002
Revision Date: 01/18/2007
Best Practice : Cutter Engineering Report
The Cutter Engineering Report contains information related to problems facing the crew. The Maintenance and Logistics Command-Atlantic analyzes and prioritizes the problems and develops solutions or, at a minimum, brings visibility of the problem to Headquarters.
Each Coast Guard Cutter must submit a Cutter Engineering Report (CER) annually, listing the condition of the cutter hull, mechanical and electrical systems. The CER is submitted by the Engineering Officer and signed by the Commanding Officer. The report consists of six sections: Section I (Safety Items), Section II (Hull), Section III (Machinery/Electrical), Section IV (Administrative Program), Section V (Cutter Engineering Summary), and Section VI (Remarks).
Section V of the report contains up to five significant (high priority) problems in naval engineering equipment that are beyond the ship’s force capability to correct due to manpower availability, manpower capability, or funding, and requires action or assistance from the Maintenance and Logistics Command-Atlantic (MLCLANT) or higher authority. CERs from all cutters in the same class are analyzed to generate the top ten issues for that class. The top ten issues list is used in justification for planned obligation program funding, the need for an engineering change request, or assessment of the cutter class. The Fleet Logistics System (FLS) database is updated annually with the CER information, and a new Naval Engineering Planning List is printed and sent to the unit. The engine hours are reviewed by the Type Desk Manager, and maintenance is planned and budgeted based on the number of hours since the last overhaul and any related comments. A reply is sent to the cutter acknowledging his top five issues and informing what actions are to be taken to correct current problems.
The top ten list allows MLCLANT to readily identify and prioritize problems common to each cutter class and provide solutions.
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