GREEN BOOK OF COASTAL VESSELS: SOUTH VIETNAM
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The volume is intended to aid personnel who are engaged in patrol operations and in the stop-and-search activities in the coastal waters of South Vietnam. It is basically a recognition manual for the common types of wooden- hulled boats and for the intracoastal steel-hulled ships that operate there. However, interviews with patrol personnel in South Vietnam disclosed that recognition is only a small part of the patrol operation. More important is the question of whether or not the boat or ship is operating legitimately. Patrol personnel indicated that they would like to stop and search every wooden-hulled boat sighted, but that there are usually too many boats to make this feasible. The next choice is to stop first those boats that look suspicious, i.e., that are operating in a manner different from most boats of the same type. Obviously this requires a knowledge of what is normal operation. For this reason a list of items entitled Operation has been included for each boat type. The section entitled Detection Clues and Contraband contains hints about boat behavior that could indicate illegitimate operation. This section also outlines some of the means that have been used to hide contraband and the techniques that have proved useful in uncovering it. Once a boat has been stopped, its official documents are checked. The section RegistrationIdentification lists and describes the documents that each of the various kinds and sizes of vessels must carry. The information in the Green Book of Coastal Vessels -- South Vietnam has been extracted from the Blue Book of Coastal Vessels -- South Vietnam, AD- 664 455.
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