The protocol to this agreement was born from the first meeting of the advisory committee established by the agreement. Each party recognized that additional arrangements for non-military vessels could improve their effectiveness. In the protocol signed on May 22, 1973 in Washington, D.C, each side pledged not to carry out simulated attacks on other people`s non-military ships. The United States proposed to conduct discussions on the agreement in 1968 and the Soviet Union accepted it. The talks took place on October 11, 1971 in Moscow and On May 17, 1972 in Washington, D.C. The final agreement was signed at the Moscow Summit on May 25, 1972, by U.S. Secretary of the Navy John Warner and Soviet Navy Commander Sergey Gorchkov. 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 agreement between the United States and the Soviet Union on maritime incidents is a bilateral agreement reached in 1972 between the United States and the Soviet Union to reduce the likelihood of a maritime incident between the two countries and, if this happens, to avoid an escalation. FOR THE U.S. GOVERNMENT OF AMERICA: FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF THE UNION OF SOVIET SOCIALIST REPUBLICS: Aircraft commanders of the contracting parties exercise the utmost caution and caution when approaching aircraft and ships of the other contracting party operating on the high seas and over the high seas, especially ships occupied by aircraft , and in the interest of mutual security.
: simulated attacks by the simulated use of weapons against aircraft and ships, or the performance of various artificial flights over ships or the dropping of various objects in the vicinity, in a manner dangerous to ships or dangerous to navigation. 1. Ships of contracting parties operating within sight signal their intention to begin take-off or landing aircraft. For the purposes of this agreement, the definitions are as follows: in the late 1960s, several incidents between the U.S. Navy forces 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.