The following table summarizes the personnel and equipment changes associated with Cruise Mode, Yellow Alert, and Red Alert status. These mode changes are initiated by the Command Staff, Tac or Ops. The equipment status changes are performed by the computer, and need only be monitored and confirmed by the bridge crew.
The Defiant is a warship, and maintains a higher minimum power level than the Starfleet norm. While cruise mode and yellow alert list 25% and 50% minimum propulsion capability on line, high speed transit in Cruise Mode often calls for higher usages.
Cruise Yellow Red Mode Alert Alert ___________________________________________________________ Notification None Text Klaxon Text PA Verbal ___________________________________________________________ On Duty Watches Any Watch Any Watch 1st & 2nd On Call Dept 2nd or 1st Heads watch ___________________________________________________________ On Bridge One Sr. Primary Primary Officer Systems Dpt Heads Officers ___________________________________________________________ Impulse 25% + 50% + 100% Warp 25% + 50% + 100% Batteries Full Full Full ___________________________________________________________ Tactical 25% 100% 100% Sensors 25% + 100% 100% Shields 25% Stby 75% Stby 100% Up ___________________________________________________________ Phasers OFF 75% Stby 100% Charged Torpedoes OFF 2 torps All tubes loaded loaded primed ___________________________________________________________ Fighters 3 on 6 manned 12 manned 5 min 6 on 5 min 12 on 5 min Diagnostics Scheduled L 4 prime L 4 every 5 min L 4 lifepods L 3 on prime ___________________________________________________________ Intruder detect Scheduled On Alert Continuous ___________________________________________________________
Additional actions are required in Red Alert state. Warp core ejection and self destruct are enabled and standing by. Security personnel clear hallways, activate inner doors and forcefields compartmentalizing the ship, and secure crucial access points. Emergency medical and damage control teams are also placed on alert.
The 'Internal Security Alert', can be called in additional to the above modes. Shields are raised with variable mutation to prevent beam in and beam out. The crew arms and assembles in designated defensive groups, in addition to the security force deployment of Red Alert status. Non-essential areas are evacuated of life support, power access, inertial dampening, and artificial gravity. Section doors are closed and sealed. Bridge section isolates, operating on independent power, life support and computer. Bridge clamps are prepared for release. The nerve gas system is brought online. Ship to ship communications is jammed.
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