Fathom, an afloat safety review magazine, shown
in figure 1-2, is published quarterly by the Naval Safety
Center. Its articles pertain to safety issues concerning
surface and submarine forces and it is distributed
primarily to these forces.
a shore safety review periodical in
magazine format, is published quarterly by the Naval
Safety Center. Ashore is an official publication,
approved for distributing safety-related information to
inform naval personnel on current safety concerns and
emerging developments within their areas of expertise.
A l t h o u g h t h e c o n t e n t s o f t h i s p e r i o d i c a l a r e
informative, they are not directive. Ashore presents
good articles and is a beneficial addition to any
shore-based Fire Controlmans reference library.
Figure 1-3 illustrates a front cover of an Ashore
Throughout your training you have become
familiar with technical manuals. They are a key
ingredient in understanding and maintaining your
equipment. Every system in the Navy has its own set of
technical manuals that explain its operation in detail.
The technical manuals for your equipment will include
diagrams for various voltages and computer signals
that are important to your systems operation. Most of
these diagrams will give you enough information to
follow the flow of these voltages and signals, only
identifying circuit cards or assemblies that directly
effect the operation of your system. They are not true
schematics in that they do not identify every
component in every assembly. In addition to technical
manuals, each system will have some type of
newsletter or bulletin published on a regular basis that
gives you helpful information about your system. This
newsletter may be published monthly, quarterly, or as
funds allow for the publisher. It will contain technical
articles and information to help you in trouble shooting
and maintaining your gear. It is well worth your time to
read the newsletter that applies to your equipment.
What source should you contact first to obtain a
copy of the Ships Safety Bulletin that your work
center does not have?
Afloat safety advisories are published in what
Figure 1-2.Fathom magazine.
Figure 1-3.Ashore magazine.