DOT - COMDTINST M16114.32
U.S. COAST GUARD BOAT OPERATIONS AND TRAINING (BOAT) MANUAL, VOLUME I
|Publication Date:||5 February 2020|
a. This Manual prescribes policy, doctrine, and training requirements for Coast Guard Boat Forces operations and is intended for use by all personnel engaged in or supervising boat operations and training.
b. Every effort has been made to make this Manual useful and applicable to all aspects of boat operations and training. In situations where this Manual does not address a specific organizational construct or relationship and the application of a particular provision is unclear, users should seek clarification from their reporting senior and advise Commandant (CG-731) through their chain of command to clarify the provision in question.
c. The diverse nature of operations at Coast Guard Boat Forces units also means that this Manual cannot and is not intended to cover every contingency that may arise. Ultimately, operational success depends on good safety practices, sound judgment, and common sense.