board as a result of a Class A mishap. MIRs contain
The chain of command receives and endorses the
MIR. All MIR endorsements are also privileged, The
NAVSAFECEN endorses all MIRs.
The chain of command then takes corrective action
to prevent recurrence of the mishap. These actions may
include sending out a message with lessons learned,
changing procedures or designs, or alerting all units with
similar systems to review their equipment. Lessons
learned can be generated by the TYCOM or the
In this chapter, we introduced you to the Afloat
Safety Program. We discussed its goals and its scope, as
well as the responsibilities of the personnel involved in
the program. We examined the programs organization.
We reviewed the training, both ashore and afloat,
available to shipboard personnel. We briefly discussed
shipboard mishap reporting procedures. Finally, we
examined basic submarine and surface-ship safety
For detailed information on the Afloat Safety
Program, you should consult the references listed at the
end of this training manual.