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* Is MRC 5832/012 Q-1 being performed on all MK-5 AIULPs? The answer to this question is a resounding, "NO!" During FY 2001 the non-completion rate for this MRC was 41%. In FY 2002 the non-completion rate rose to 68%! Someone is going to fall overboard and drown because this PMS is not being accomplished.
Solution: First lieutenant and deck LPO aggressively spot check all life jacket PMS. Ensure all jackets are on the MRC equipment guide list (EGL). Number all life jackets so when the maintenance person is doing the MRC, he can find all of the jackets listed on the EGL. Add MRC R- 1 (inspect prior to use) to deck division pre-underway check-off list.
* Are …