Meeting of the Secretary of the Navy Advisory Panel
The SECNAV Advisory Panel will meet from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on May 23, 2012, for a series of classified discussions on the Asia- Pacific region to include the international strategic environment, U.S. operational capabilities and shortfalls, foreign capabilities and intentions and the maritime strategic outlook in contested areas. These sessions will include discussions of classified operations and human intelligence activities. These sessions will also include a proprietary industry briefing on new or evolving energy technologies. For these reasons, these meetings will be closed to the public.
Certifications and Exemptions Under the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972
The Department of the Navy (DoN) is amending its certifications and exemptions under the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972 (72 COLREGS), to reflect that the Deputy Assistant Judge Advocate General (DAJAG) (Admiralty and Maritime Law) has determined that USS ASHLAND (LSD 48) is a vessel of the Navy which, due to its special construction and purpose, cannot fully comply with certain provisions of the 72 COLREGS without interfering with its special function as a naval ship. The intended effect of this rule is to warn mariners in waters where 72 COLREGS apply.