2016 US Code
Title 46 - Shipping
Subtitle II - Vessels and Seamen
Part F - Manning of Vessels
Chapter 89 - Small Vessel Manning
Sec. 8903 - Self-propelled, uninspected passenger vessels

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Citation 46 U.S.C. § 8903 (2016)
Section Name §8903. Self-propelled, uninspected passenger vessels
Section Text

A self-propelled, uninspected passenger vessel shall be operated by an individual licensed by the Secretary to operate that type of vessel, under prescribed regulations.

Source Credit

(Pub. L. 98–89, Aug. 26, 1983, 97 Stat. 555; Pub. L. 99–307, §1(14)(B), (C), May 19, 1986, 100 Stat. 446.)

Editorial Notes
Historical and Revision Notes
Revised sectionSource section (U.S. Code)
8903 46:1461(e), (f)

Section 8903 requires that an uninspected passenger vessel be operated by a licensed individual for that type of vessel.


1986—Pub. L. 99–307 substituted "Self-propelled, uninspected" for "Uninspected" in section catchline and "A self-propelled," for "An" in text.

Publication Title United States Code, 2012 Edition, Supplement 4, Title 46 - SHIPPING
Category Bills and Statutes
Collection United States Code
SuDoc Class Number Y 1.2/5:
Contained Within Title 46 - SHIPPING
Subtitle II - Vessels and Seamen
Part F - Manning of Vessels
Sec. 8903 - Self-propelled, uninspected passenger vessels
Contains section 8903
Date 2016
Laws In Effect As Of Date January 6, 2017
Positive Law Yes
Disposition standard
Statutes at Large References 97 Stat. 555
100 Stat. 446
Public Law References Public Law 98-89, Public Law 99-307
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