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Boat keepers and all other personnel in boats not underway and not carrying an officer, a petty officer, or an  acting  petty  officer  in  charge,  stand  and  salute  when an officer comes alongside, leaves the side, or passes near them. They should remain standing until the boat passes or reaches the ship's side. Personnel working on the ship's side or aboard a boat  do  not  salute  unless  ATTENTION  is  sounded. Salutes aboard powerboats should be extended to foreign  military  and  naval  officers. During  morning  or  evening  colors,  powerboats should be stopped. The coxswain stands at attention and salutes. All others sit at attention. No junior should overhaul and pass a senior without permission.  The  junior  always  salutes  first,  and  the salute is returned by the senior. If doubt exists about the rank of an officer in a boat, it is better to salute than risk neglecting to salute one entitled to that courtesy. Subject  to  the  requirements  of  the  rules  for preventing  collisions,  junior  boats  must  avoid  crowding or   embarrassing   senior   boats.   At   landings   and gangways, juniors should give way to seniors. Juniors should show deference to their seniors at all times by refraining from crossing the bows of their boats or ignoring  their  presence. Juniors precede seniors into a boat but leave after their seniors unless the senior officer in the boat gives orders to the contrary. As a general rule, seats farthest aft are reserved for senior officers. In personnel boats and motor whaleboats with no officers embarked, the stern sheets usually are reserved for chief petty officers. Officers seated in boats do not rise in rendering salutes except when a senior enters or leaves the boat. The position of attention in a boat is sitting erect. Enlisted personnel who are passengers in running boats  with  officers  maintain  silence  under  ordinary circumstances. Boats transporting seniors to a landing should be given first opportunity to land. Except when excused by proper authority, boats should  stand  clear  of  shore  landings  and  ship's gangways  while  waiting,  and  crews  should  not  leave their boats. If a long wait is probable during bad weather or at night, permission may be requested to make fast to a boom and for the crew to come aboard. When a visiting party is alongside, the petty officer in charge should go aboard and obtain permission before allowing any of the visiting party to leave the boat. DISPLAYING  NATIONAL  ENSIGN, PERSONAL  FLAGS  AND  PENNANTS LEARNING   OBJECTIVE:   Describe   the proper  display  of  the  national  ensign,  personal flags and pennants, bow insignia, and flagstaff ornaments on small boats. This  section  discusses  the  proper  display  of  the national ensign and personal flags and pennants from boats  of  naval  vessels. NATIONAL  ENSIGN The national ensign is displayed from naval vessels at  the  following  times: When in port or at anchorage, the national ensign and the union jack are displayed from 0800 until sunset from  the  flagstaff  and  the  jackstaff  respectively.  A  ship that  enters  port  at  night,  when  appropriate,  displays  the national ensign from the gaff at daylight for a time sufficient  to  establish  the  ship’s  nationality;  it  is customary for other ships of war to display their national ensigns in return. During  daylight,  when  underway  in  a  foreign port. When required to be in full dress. When going alongside a foreign vessel. When an officer or official is embarked on an official  occasion. When a flag or general officer, a unit commander, a commanding officer, or a chief of staff, in uniform, is embarked in a boat of his or her command or in one assigned to him or her for personal use. At such times as may be prescribed by the senior officer  present  afloat  (SOPA). PERSONAL  FLAGS  AND  PENNANTS Personal  flags  and  pennants  are  displayed  from naval vessels at the following times: An officer in command, or a chief of staff when acting for that officer, when embarked in a boat of the naval service on official occasions, displays from the 5-12

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