6. Provide for positive, accurate, and rapid
evaluates and initiates those orders necessary for
corrective action from a ship-wide point of view. This
overall coordination of effort and direction can then be
station also reports to and receives orders from the
bridge (command control). These reports concern
7. Provide for a repair party, remotely located from
matters that affect the ship's buoyancy, list, trim,
DCC, to assume the responsibilities of DCC, in the
stability, watertight integrity, and chemical, biological,
event that DCC becomes a battle casualty.
The battle station for the damage control assistant
4. Ensure that damage control units assign work
(DCA) is in DCC. The primary damage control battle
that is peculiar to a single department are under the
organization units, as shown in figure 2-1, are repair
direct supervision of an officer from that department.
parties or teams. Battle dressing stations should be
close to the repair parties.
5. Provide for relief of personnel engaged in
difficult tasks, for battle messing, and for the transition
Damage Control Central
from one condition of readiness to another. Develop
Personnel assigned to the DCC are under the
procedures to ensure that all relief crews are informed of
supervision of the DCA. These personnel perform the
the overall situation.
Figure 2-1. Damage control battle organization.