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Last Updated: 7/8/2022 2:52:46 PM

Previous SEL Number: 03WA-01-MARK

Description: Location marking devices for marine use, including diver-down flags and Alpha flags. Includes anchoring mechanism such as magnetic attachment device or grappling hook.

ImportantFeatures: Multiple types available, including strobe marking devices, chemical light sticks, inflatable markers with weighted strings to mark underwater locations, magnetic devices for attachment to submerged vessels, vehicles etc.

Operating Considerations: Consider strength of attachment mechanism, and effectiveness of floatation device. Strong current can dislodge markers. Also consider visibility in murky water or poor weather conditions.

Training Requirements: Core Training: NFPA 2500.
Initial Training: Minimal (<1 day)
Sustainment Training: Minimal (<1 day)

Mandatory Standards:

Applicable Standards and References:

  • Law Enforcement: Dive Team
  • Law Enforcement: Maritime
  • Law Enforcement: Preventive Rad/Nuc Detection