Sick in Quarters (SIQ)

What is Sick in Quarters (SIQ)?

Sick in Quarters (SIQ) meaning When a sailor is too ill or incapacitated to perform his duties, he is thus required to report to his rack (quarters), where he will remain until healthy again. For personnel aboard ship, this means to remain in bed, while onshore this may simply mean to stay home for the day. Only qualified medical personnel can recommend SIQ, and only the command can authorize it.


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