COMDTINST 16155.2B 20 OCT 1989
Commanding Officers of polar icebreakers shall submit a final Cruise Report within 30
days of return to home port. The content, format and distribution of these reports is
outlined in enclosures (1) and (2).
For DEEP FREEZE deployments, a draft report shall be submitted directly to
Commander Naval Support Force Antarctica (CNSFA) within 20 days after departure
from the operational control (OUTCHOP) of CNSFA. The draft report shall cover the
period up to and including OUTCHOP from CNSFA. This is normally accomplished by
mailing the draft at the first port call following the final crossing of 60 South. A final
report, including the period between OUTCHOP and return to home port, will be
submitted in accordance with paragraph 4.a. above.
A preliminary copy of the Statistical Summary section shall be forwarded directly to
Commandant (G-NIO) at the first port call of the homeward bound transit. The
preliminary report must cover the period from the department from home port up to and
including the day the ship enters the first homeward bound port (i.e. the first port of call
after final departure from designated OPAREAs.) Designated OPAREAs will normally
include the following areas:
-North of the Aleutian Island chain. The homeward bound transit of
Unimak Pass will normally mark departure from the designated
-North of 60 North Latitude. The homeward bound crossing of 60 N
will normally mark departure from the designated OPAREA
DEEP FREEZE - South of 60 South Latitude. The first outward bound crossing of 60 S
will mark entry to the OPAREA. The homeward bound crossing of
60S will mark the exit of the designated OPAREA.
Other OPAREAs - Other designated OPAREAs will be specified in a tasking letter or
OPORDER as appropriate.
A final Statistical Section, covering the entire period between departure and return to
home port, will be submitted as part of the final Cruise Report in accordance with
paragraph 4.a. above.
Recommendations submitted in the Cruise Reports which require action should be
followed up by correspondence to the appropriate command or through the proper