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Incident Command System

Vessel Support Unit Leader

The following sections provide information on this position:

Vessel Support Unit Leader - General

The Vessel Support Unit Leader - is responsible for implementing the Vessel Routing Plan for the incident and coordinating transportation on the water and between shore resources. Since most vessels will be supported by their own infrastructure, the Vessel Support Unit may be requested to arrange fueling, dockage, maintenance, and repair of vessels on a case-by-case basis.

Vessel Support Unit Leader - Specific Responsibilities

The major responsibilities of the Vessel Support Unit Leader are:

  • Review Common Responsibilities.

  • Review Unit Leader Responsibilities.

  • Obtain a briefing from the Support Branch Director or the Logistics Section Chief (LSC).

  • Participate in Support Branch/Logistics Section planning activities.

  • Coordinate development of the Vessel Routing Plan.

  • Coordinate vessel transportation assignments with the Protection and Recovery Branch or other sources of vessel transportation.

  • Coordinate water-to-land transportation with the Ground Support Unit, as necessary.

  • Maintain a prioritized list of transportation requirements that need to be scheduled with the transportation source.

  • Support out-of-service vessel resources, as requested.

  • Arrange for fueling, dockage, maintenance and repair of vessel resources, as requested.

  • Maintain inventory of support and transportation vessels.

  • Maintain Activity Log (DOCX).

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