The Auxiliary is responsible for:
Verifying all PATONs on a CG
determined periodic basis,
Reporting non-permitted PATONs
observed in public waters, and
Reporting any PATON
discrepancies that are observed at any time.
PATON discrepancies can be reported by
any BQ member. The problem may be observed while on patrol or on a
pleasure cruise - any problems observed should be reported.
PATON Verifications and reports of
non-permitted PATONs are made by AV (Aid Verifier) qualified
The 1SR PATON program is described
in the D1 PATON Program
Procedures Guide statement. Details for AV qualification are shown
on the AV Qualification Page.
A major upgrade to the PATON
program in 2010 is that all PATONs are now required to be verified
either every three years or annually, with the local CG Sector or
ANT specifying the verification period. In addition, all reports
will be maintained in an online database system that tracks all PATONs in the district. A
cadre of active AVs will be trained in the use of the PATON database
system and can enter data directly. Other members will send their reports via their sector
The program now includes a currency
maintenance requirement for AVs. Be sure to check this out on the
AV Qualification page.