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The senior member of the SIB may request extensions using WESS or by naval message to the appropriate controlling command. Include all members of the endorsing chain of command, Fleet Commanders for afloat mishaps, CNO (N09F) or CMC (SD) as appropriate and COMNAVSAFECEN (Code 30/40) as information addressees. Provide specific reasons for delay and point of
OPNAVINST 5102.1D MCO P5102.1B 7 January 2005 6-9contact (POC) with phone numbers and e-mail address (if available). Responses shall be by WESS or naval message and include the same addressees as requesting message. Individuals conducting a command safety investigation may request extensions from the appointing authority and include COMNAVSAFECEN and fleet commanders for afloat mishaps as info addressees. 2. SIREPS shall not refer to disciplinary or administrative action in connection with the mishap. A complete package of the investigation conducted by an SIB consists of two parts - the SIREP and the evidence documents. The SIREP using WESS or the naval message system facilitates timely dissemination of mishap prevention information and special handling of privileged information. 3. SIREP shall not include witness statements from the Judge Advocate General Manual (JAGMAN) or Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) investigation. The SIB can summarize the witness statements for inclusion with the SIREP. a. All documentary evidence gathered by command investigators or SIBs will be listed in the SIREP, as indicated in the format. b. A list of evidence collected by an SIB (board members' personal notes, original copies of summaries of all witness statements, graphic illustrations, physical evidence, medical evidence, background information, and technical information), during the investigation may be included in the SIREP. Otherwise, the SIB may submit a separate message if the list is extensive. The SIREP or this separate message will be sent to all endorsers and included in the package of evidence sent to the COMNAVSAFECEN via registered mail. For USMC reports, a copy of this package also will be sent to the controlling command or CMC (SD) along with the message listing the evidence. c. Excerpts from service and health records of missing or killed personnel pertaining to the investigation should be included in the documentary evidence package. Original service records shall be handled in accordance with references 6b or 6c. Original health records shall be handled per reference 6d. d. All physical evidence shall be retained until the senior member of the SIB releases such evidence to the unit commander of the mishap for disposition. No physical evidence shall be forwarded to the COMNAVSAFECEN or the MARFORs and CMC (SD).
OPNAVINST 5102.1D MCO P5102.1B 7 January 2005 6-10e. Copies of the evidence package held by the MARFOR and CMC (SD) shall be destroyed following the completion of the CMC (SD) endorsement.