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Guidance for NOAA Operators who conduct over-the-side operations on small boats.

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Safety considerations NOAA Operators should consider when working nearshore, especially within 1 mile of a high energy surf zone.

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A guide to the color code used for electrical wires in the United States.

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A table showing AWG conductor size vs allowed amperage at temperature.

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There are no “maintenance free” metallic fuel tanks. This document is a primer on why all tanks need periodic inspection. Excerpted from USCG Boating Safety Circular 79

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Galvanic corrosion occurs when dissimilar metals are in physical contact. This document is a primer on why galvanism occurs, and how to watch out for corrosion.

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The Small Boat Annual Evaluation Outline works in conjunction with the Small Boat Annual Evaluation/Examination Checklist. The Outline explains the items found on the Checklist.

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Small Boat Operator candidates must complete a Personnel Qualifications Standards checklist for each type of mission they will perform, and for each specific small boat they will operate. 

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This form is intended to provide general guidance to assist in developing a Baseline Assessement and Small Boat Operations Manual.

January 3, 2014
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The OMAO Weight Testing Guidance contains safety policy to be used when hoisting small boats containing personnel using shipboard cranes.

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