certain an actual contact has been sighted. Do not
hesitate. Many important sightings have been made on
hunches. Everything, including previously sighted
objects, should be reported when it enters your sector
unless it is an object which you have been specifically
ordered not to report.
3. Estimate relative bearing, range, position angle,
and target angle.
4. Handle and care for binoculars properly and use
5. Send accurate reports of all visual information
to the bridge and combat information center (CIC) as
rapidly as you can.
6. Use correct procedures during restricted-visibility
conditions caused by fog, rain, snow, and so forth.
Many electronic devices are now in use for detecting
and locating the enemy and as aids in navigating. These
delicate instruments, however, can malfunction. They
are not infallible. Under some conditions they are
turned off entirely so your ship cannot be detected by
the enemy. The availability of these devices in no way
relieves you of your responsibility to see everything in
your sector within range of vision and to report
everything you see. Remember, the safety of the ship
is dependent on the eyes of one or more human beings.
Proper equipment for a lookout includes sound-
powered (S/P) telephones, binoculars, binocular filters,
sunglasses, dark adaptation goggles, and various
articles of foul-weather gear.