the stowage and breakout of material or in emergencies
(e.g., fire, battle damage, etc.) or as follows:
INSPECTION Personnel will be allowed access
to stowage spaces for purposes of inspection as directed
by the commanding officer. Such personnel will not be
given the keys to the spaces but will be escorted by
responsible personnel as directed by the supply officer.
ACCESS FOR DAMAGE CONTROL
PURPOSES Access to stowage spaces will be
authorized to damage control personnel when
performing their duties.
Stowage spaces will not be
secured in such a manner that access using ordinary
damage control equipment is impeded in an emergency.
PERMISSION FOR ENTRY Permission for
entry of persons not ordinarily authorized access to
stowage spaces will be granted by the supply officer or,
in the supply officers absence, the commanding officer,
executive officer, or command duty officer.
Private Use of Stores
Public supplies may not be used by any individual
except for emergency issues to persons in distress as
authorized by NAVSUP P-485. Issues of material must
be made only on authorized issue or transfer documents.
Protection of Stores
The storeroom Storekeeper is responsible for
proper stowage of materials to protect them from
damage and deterioration while in storage.
Materials in shipboard storerooms and other
stowage areas should be arranged to:
Make maximum use of space.
Provide orderly stowage and ready accessibility.
Prevent damage to the ship or injury to
Reduce the possibility of material loss or
Facilitate the issue of the oldest stock first (i.e.,
by first-in-first-out (FIFO) method).
These requirements and other instructions in this
section provide basic guidelines which, if observed with
a common sense approach, will help storeroom
Storekeepers to achieve optimum stowage efficiency.
Material custodians will make sure that all items in
stowage are legibly marked, tagged, or labeled with an
NSN, NICN, or other identification number. When
needed, technical assistance from other departments
should be used to determine the identification numbers
of unmarked materials. Items that cannot be identified
will be turned in ashore for disposition.
MATERIAL PROTECTION LEVELS
Material procured for the Navy is provided
preservation-packaging and packing that the inventory
manager feels will protect it from deterioration and
damage during shipment, handling, and stowage. The
protection levels specified to be code marked on unit
packages and exterior shipping containment are described
in the NAVSUP P-485.
Since most materials received by afloat units were
adequately packaged and packed before shipment, the
ships responsibilities generally will be limited to:
Keeping repair parts in their original packaging until
Repackaging and repacking items that were
inadequately or improperly protected when
received, or that have had their packaging damaged
or removed while in stowage
Reporting material received in an unsatisfactory
condition due to inadequate or improper
preservation, packaging, or marking
providing adequate protection of ready for issue
(RFI) materials and unserviceable mandatory turn-in
repairable to be transferred to another activity
(Refer to NAVSUP P-484, Supply Afloat Packaging
The location of each item in stock will be recorded
in its stock record and the Afloat Locator/Inventory
Record, NAVSUP Form 1075, (if maintained). Each
location will have a five-character alphanumeric (e.g.,
B0168), designation except when the configuration of
the stowage area(s) or physical characteristics of the
material dictate an alternate system.