2100 Second Street, S.W.
United States Coast Guard
Washington, DC 20593-0001
20 OCT 1989
COMMANDANT INSTRUCTION 16155.2B
Subject: Polar Icebreaker Cruise Reports
PURPOSE: To specify the content and format of Polar Icebreaker Cruise Reports.
DIRECTIVES AFFECTED: Commandant Instruction 16155.2A is canceled.
This Instruction institutes a major change in the format and content of virtually all
sections of Polar Icebreaker Cruise Reports. Where possible, the requirement for
narrative reporting has been reduced or eliminated. Tabular formats have been specified
for some reporting requirements. This restructuring of the Cruise Report is intended to
reduce the time and effort required to produce the report and make the information
reported more useful.
Icebreaker cruise reports provide information vital to program success. They are a
source of firsthand information on a unique area of operations, providing the operational
commander and Headquarters program manager with data for program management,
answering congressional and public queries, and billing other federal agencies for the
use of our ships.
Polar Icebreaker Cruise Reports, as detailed in this directive, satisfy the cruise reporting
requirements for all deployments under both Coast Guard and Department of Defense
Operational Control (OPCON). Special reporting requirements for particular
deployments will be detailed in a tasking letter or OPORDER as appropriate.