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c. Cargo Outturn Advisory and Reconciliation Message (CORM)
(1) The CORM includes specified forms and formats with supporting documentary evidence, reports, and
photographs and( provides a source of information for maintaining shipper services' property accountability records.
Also, it constitutes the basic source of' information for the Military Sealift Command (MSC) to:
(a) Administer ocean cargo loss and damage prevention programs.
(b) Assess ship responsibility and commercial carrier liability for all changes in the quantity and condition of
cargo that occurred while the cargo was in the custody of the ship.
(c) Evaluate the performance of MSC ships and its contractors' ships.
(2) The CORM applies only to shipments moved in lift capability provided or arranged by MSC. It reports cargo
discrepancies in the form of overages, shortages, apparent pilferage' , and damages that occur while the cargo is in the
custody of ocean carriers, their agents, or the ships. The term Discrepancy in Shipment Cargo Outturn Reporting
System (DISCORS) includes the complete array of formats that are the CORM Message, the CORM
Reconciliation/Reply, and the formal Discrepancy in Shipment Cargo Outturn Report; this, for ammunition and explosives
shipments, includes DD Form 470, and SF 361. These reports are described briefly as follows: (a) CORM Message.
The CORM Message is the initial action in the DISCORS. It reports to the Military Sealift Command, to the loading
activity, TM 55-607/NAVSEA OP 3221 Rev 2 and to other selected addressees that the cargo has been discharged and
that changes in the quantity and condition of cargo as manifested have or have not occurred while in the custody of the
(b) CORM Reconciliation. The CORM Reconciliation is a message report forwarded, by the discharge
activity, to the loading port and other ports on the ship's itinerary. This report advises of overages and/or shortages and
requests verification to reconcile the discharge tally.
(c) Discrepancy in Shipment Cargo Outturn Report. The Cargo Outturn Report (DD Form 470) is illustrated
in figure 2-4 and, with the Transportation Discrepancy Report (SF 361), constitutes a statement of all changes in quantity
and condition of the ammunition or explosives that occurred while in the custody of the carriers, their agents, or the
vessels. DD Form 470 identifies the ship and the loading and discharging ports and activities. DD Form 470 and SF 361
list those unreconciled changes in the form of overages, shortages, apparent pilferage' , and damages as such changes
appear from a comparison between the cargo manifested and the cargo as tallied at the time and place of discharge from
Effective 1 July 1975, DISCORS provisions were incorporate(1 into Joint Regulation AR 55-
38/NA4610.33A/AFM 75-18/MCO P4610.19B/I)SAR 4500.15, Reporting of Transportation Discrepancies in Shipment.
This regulation provides necessary details for report preparation and( disposition under the DISCORS system.