posted on Sep, 11 2009 @ 09:54 PM
reply to post by habu71
SOP for firng on a vessel in the Coast Guard does not require rounds expended, at times that can be almost impossible to determine.
First: if fired upon and there is danger to life, you may return fire, immedieately thereafter you are required to contact the base, confirm you were
fired on, you returned fire, and reason for returning fire(i.e lives in danger whether it be it on patrol vessel or bystander vessel, etc.), any
damage incurred or life lost on all vessels involved.
Second: all other circumstances not covered by the first require authorization from the base command prior to opening fire on a person or vessel.
Immediately therafter same as 1st.
in a training exercise it is consistant to repeat "BANG" and "fired upon" and "returned Fire" over the radio to simulate actual circumstances.
This is also done in all law enforcement for training for "fire don't fire" exercisies to qualify for weapons. It is also consistant to use
confiscated or morale boats as contraband vessels for training, with active personnel on board dressed in civilian attire.