DD FORM 518
The Accident-Identification Card, DD Form 518
(fig. 6-11), is used to provide any person involved in a
mishap with a Navy vehicle with the name and
organizational assignment of the Navy operator.
Always fill out the DD Form 518 at the scene of the
mishap, and give a copy to the driver of the other vehicle
concerned. If the mishap involves a parked car and the
owner or operator is not available, place the DD Form
518 in or on the parked vehicle. Notify the police
immediately, and remain at the scene of the mishap until
the police arrive or the owner or operator can be located.
The management, maintenance, and administration
of transportation, construction, weight-handling and
material-handling equipment at an activity are the
responsibility of designated components, such as the
transportation division, branch, or section in a Public
Works Department or Alfa company in a Naval Mobile
Construction Battalion (NMCB).
The transportation officer in a public works and the
Alfa company commander designated as the equipment
officer in an NMCB are directly responsible to the
commanding officer of the activity for the management
and maintenance of all assigned CESE. In an NMCB,
the Alfa company operations chief, transportation
supervisor, and senior petty officers are responsible to
the equipment officer for the administration, operations,
and operator maintenance of all assigned CESE.
YOUR PERFORMANCE when assigned as the
dispatcher, yard boss, collateral equipage custodian,
attachment custodian, as an EO assigned to the
transportation pool, or when conducting prestarts,
operating equipment, performing post-operational
checks, operators maintenance, and completing and
documenting any problems with apiece of equipment is
all part of the equipment management program.
Figure 6-11.-Accident-Identification Card, DD Form 518.