maintain the hull, engineering plants,
2. Consult with and advise all units of
command on safe engineering practices.
POLICY AND PROCEDURES FOR
FLEET CASUALTY REPORTS (CASREP)
This section describes the implementing policies,
and procedures governing
NAVSEASYSCOM response to the Consolidated Fleet
Casualty Report (CASREP) Program. All elements of
NAVSEA usually respond promptly to fleet CASREPs
where NAVSEA material is involved. This helps
NAVSEA keep the operating forces at the highest
possible level of readiness.
A CASREP is a message from the officer in charge
of a naval ship, craft, shore activity, or overseas base
reporting that the command has incurred a casualty that
affects missions and tasks. CASREP is the primary
means used to report the status of a unit with reduced
combat readiness caused by a casualty. The regular
review and analysis of CASREP data can identify
operational, maintenance, and supply problems.
Therefore, the CASREP system is a key element in the
improvement of the fleets material condition.
CASREP includes follow-up situation reports
(SITREPs) or amplifying messages and casualty
correction reports (CASCORs) that are made following
a casualty. CASREP is also used to report accidents and
disasters that include a loss of capability, material
damage, personnel injury caused by collisions,
strandings, fires at sea, missing or sunken submarines,
and damage from natural causes such as hurricanes,
typhoons, earthquakes, and tidal waves.
Managers generally use CASREPs as a data source
to help them improve overall design and logistic
management as explained in the following paragraphs.
Ship acquisition project managers (SHAPM)
review casualties to new construction and conversion
ships and craft that are within their guarantee periods.
Ship maintenance and modernization managers
evaluate equipment deficiency, review repair
procedures, develop and review repair and overhaul
criteria, and review and revise periodic maintenance
evaluate equipment deficiency and failure trends,
review the reliability of supply sources, work to
improve quality control, carry out equipment
standardization studies, make liaison visits, investigate
problem areas and propose improvements, and validate
maintenance requirements and procedures.
Equipment and fleet support managers compute
requirements and develop allowances for repair parts.
This section covers the specific procedures used by
branches, divisions, and individuals responsible for
NAVSEA 048 (Fleet Maintenance Support
NAVSEA 048 coordinates CASREP monitoring
and follow-up programs for all NAVSEA activities
except those involving reactor plants, which will be
covered later in this chapter. NAVSEA 048 uses ADP
summary reports of all CASREPs to identify problem
areas and recommend improvements to NAVSEA or
NAVSEC. NAVSEA 048 represents NAVSEA in the
control group established by NAVMAT INSTRUC-
TION 4000.23, The head of NAVSEA 048 has the
l Serve as liaison officer and coordinator for the
CASREP data collection system at the U.S. Navy Fleet
Material Support Office (FMSO), Mechanicsburg,
Pennsylvania, The Mechanicsburg office handles
central collection, processing, and ADP coding of
CASREP data. It is also the NAVSEA control center for
distribution of CASREP ADP reports to all elements of
. Prepare and maintain any necessary CASREP
analyses, reports, and displays, and use them to identify
trends for use by the NAVSEA Management
Information Center (NAVSEAMIC).
. Direct and coordinate the distribution of
CASREP summary reports to the NAVSEA units that
need them to support miantenance or design
. Acquire correlations of data from the CASREP
and the 3-M systems MDCS and other sources and
provide it to NAVSEA units that need it.