MSC Availability Management Overview

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This training provides an overview of MSC maintenance availability management policies and practices, including: pre-availability activities, including facility familiarization, reviewing contractor’s production schedule, GFM inventory, preliminary meetings with contractor, contacting local American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) and U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Marine Inspection offices, and pre-availability major equipment/systems inspections; COR duties; coordinating overhaul management team (OMT) activities; developing and maintaining contractual records, including PPE notebook, Condition Found Reports (CFRs), Request for Proposals (RFPs), physical progress reports, Quality Deficiency Reports (QDRs), Production Schedule Delinquent Progress Notifications (PSDPNs), and weekly situation reports (SITREPs); and post-availability activities, including availability completion report, post-overhaul analysis report, contractor performance assessment report, government property report, and warranty administration.

This training is an abbreviated version of the 8-hour MSC Availability Management training that has been tailored to the training needs and time constraints associated with SSU personnel attending training in CONUS.  This training is also appropriate for other personnel who require only a cursory understanding of the MSC availability management processes.  This training will primarily focus on availability planning as it relates to voyage repair availabilities.

Recommended prerequisites: MSC Operation and Maintenance Philosophy, American Bureau of Shipping Vessel Certification, U.S. Coast Guard Vessel Inspection and Certification

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