Equipment Authorized for Navy Use Equipment procured for use in the US

Navy has been tested under laboratory and field conditions to ensure that it will perform according to design specifications. A vast array of equipment and tools is available for use in diving operations. The NAVSEA/00C Diving Equipment Authorized for U.S. Navy Use (ANU) list identifies much of this equipment and categorizes diving equipment authorized for U.S. Navy use.

6-8.2 Air Supply. The quality of diver's breathing air is vitally important. Air supplies provided to the diver in tanks or through a compressor shall meet five basic criteria.

1. Air shall conform to standards for diving air purity found in sections 4-3 and 4-4.

2. Flow to the diver must be sufficient. Refer to the appropriate equipment operations and maintenance manual for flow requirements.

3. Adequate overbottom pressure shall be maintained at the dive station.

4. Adequate air supply shall be available to support the duration and depth of the dive (see paragraph 7-4.1 for scuba; paragraph 8-2.2.2 for MK 21).

5. A secondary air supply shall be available for surface-supplied diving.

6-8.3 Diving Craft and Platforms. Regardless of the technique being supported, craft used for diving operations shall:

Be seaworthy

Include required lifesaving and other safety gear

Have a reliable engine (unless it is a moored platform or barge)

Provide ample room for the divers to dress

Provide adequate shelter and working area for the support crew

Be able to carry safely all equipment required for the operation

Have a well-trained crew

Other support equipment—including barges, tugs, floating cranes or vessels and aircraft for area search—may be needed, depending on the type of operation. The need for additional equipment should be anticipated as far in advance as possible.

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