1972 Agreement For The Prevention Of Incidents On And Over The High Seas (Incsea)

In the late 1960s, several incidents broke out between the U.S. Navy and the Soviet Navy. These include aircraft from the two nations passing by each other, colliding ships and aircraft that make threatening movements against those on the other side. In March 1968, the United States proposed discussions on preventing such incidents. The Soviet Union accepted the invitation in November 1970 and the discussions were held in two cycles – October 1, 1971 in Moscow and May 17, 1972 in Washington, D.C. The agreement was signed in 1972 by Navy Minister John Warner and Soviet Admiral Sergey Gorchkov at the Moscow Summit. The agreement also provides for: (1) generally, three to five days in advance, measures envisaged that “threaten navigation or aircraft in flight”; (2) information on incidents intended to be channelled through naval attachés belonging to each capital; and (3) annual meetings to review the implementation of the agreement. The US European Command is one of two geographic combat commandos in the United States, whose center of gravity covers nearly one-fifth of the world, including all of Europe, much of Asia, the Middle East, the Arctic and the Atlantic Ocean. The command is responsible for military relations with NATO and 51 countries with a total population of nearly one billion people. Aircraft commanders of the contracting parties exercise the utmost caution and caution with respect to the rapprochement with aircraft and ships of the other party operating on the high seas and over the sea, particularly vessels involved in the take-off or landing of aircraft and, in the interests of mutual safety. , cannot permit: simulated attacks by the simulated use of weapons against aircraft and ships or the performance of various artistic flights over ships.

or drop various objects close to home so that they are dangerous to ships or pose a danger to navigation. DONE in two ballot boxes, on May 25, 1972 in Moscow, in English and Russian, each equally authentic. 2. Aircraft of the contracting parties flying over the high seas in the dark or under instrument conditions may, where possible, set navigation lights.