DAMAGE CONTROL CENTRAL (DCC)--The
C O N V E N T I O N A L D E C O N TA M I N AT I O N
primary purpose of DCC is to collect and compare
S TAT I O N -- C o n v e n t i o n a l
decontamination stations generally have saltwater
reports. Location onboard ship where damage
nozzles in the shower stalls in addition to freshwater
control operations are coordinated through and also
nozzles. Large ships may have additional saltwater
where direction is given to repair teams.
decontamination stations. Multiple decon stations
DAMAGE CONTROL CLOSURE LOG--All ships
and the availability of both salt and fresh water
are required to prepare and maintain a damage
provide for working around contaminated areas and
control closure log. The closure log is maintained at
all times, whether the ship is in port or under way.
CORROSIVE MATERIAL--A solid, liquid, or gas
The closure log is used to show where the existing
that degrades other substances (especially metals)
material condition of readiness has been modified,
through chemical action. It can burn, irritate, or
the fitting's type, number, and classification, the
destructively attack organic tissue.
name, rate, and division of the person who
requested permission to open or close the fitting, the
COSINE--The cosine is the ratio expressed by
dividing the side adjacent to the angle θ by the
date and time the fitting was opened or closed, the
date and time the fitting was returned to its specified
material condition of readiness setting, the name
and rate/rank of the person granting permission.
SYSTEM--A dry-pipe sprinkler system that
DAMAGE CONTROL KITS--At each repair locker
provides a moving screen of seawater over the
a number of repair kits are made up and stowed in
weather surfaces of the ship. The flowing water
canvas bags. These kits are kept ready to be taken to
c a r r i e s awa y m o s t o f t h e l i q u i d a n d s o l i d
the scene of damage. The kits should be constructed
and packaged so they will fit through the smallest
C P S D E C O N TA M I N AT I O N S TAT I O N --
watertight scuttle on your ship. These kits are
Four-compartment decon station with access to the
commonly called plugging kits, pipe-patching kits,
weather deck in each TP zone.
and shoring kits.
CRITERIA--Those parts of a standard that establish a
DAMAGE CONTROL ORGANIZATION--The
measurable quality; that is, specifications and
damage control organization consists of two
elements--the damage control administrative
CROSS CURVES OF STABILITY--For each
organization and the damage control battle
waterline the value of the righting arm is calculated,
using an ASSUMED center of gravity, rather than
DAMAGE CONTROL SELECTIVE RECORDS--
the TRUE center of gravity. A series of such
There is technical documentation onboard which
calculations is made for various angles of
must be maintained current for the life of the ship.
heel-usually 10°, 20°, 30°, 40°, 50°, 60°, 70°, 80°,
Throughout the life of a ship, there may be major
and 90°--and the results are plotted on a grid to
equipment changes or even compartment or system
form a series of curves.
DAMAGE CONTROL ASSISTANT (DCA)--The
DAMAGE CONTROL TRAINING--Consistent
DCA is the primary assistant to the damage control
training produces an optimal level of readiness that
officer in the areas of damage control; fire fighting;
prepares members of repair party teams to react
more efficiently and effectively to actual casualties.
DAMAGE CONTROL BOOKS--These books
D A M AG E C O N T R O L T R A I N I N G T E A M
contain descriptive information, tables, and
(DCTT)--Composed of qualified senior members
diagrams. Each book is pertinent to an individual
of the ship's crew specifically tasked to ensure the
ship. The information given covers the following
ship's company maintains the highest level of battle
six subjects: "Damage Control Systems," "Ship's
readiness. This training is maintained through
comprehensive training programs, which include
"Ship's Electrical Systems," "Ship's Ventilation
lectures and drill scenarios.
Systems," and "General Information."