2016 US Code
Title 46 - Shipping
Subtitle II - Vessels and Seamen
Part F - Manning of Vessels
Chapter 89 - Small Vessel Manning
Sec. 8906 - Penalty

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Citation 46 U.S.C. § 8906 (2016)
Section Name §8906. Penalty
Section Text

An owner, charterer, managing operator, agent, master, or individual in charge of a vessel operated in violation of this chapter or a regulation prescribed under this chapter is liable to the United States Government for a civil penalty of not more than $25,000. The vessel also is liable in rem for the penalty.

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(Pub. L. 98–89, Aug. 26, 1983, 97 Stat. 556; Pub. L. 104–324, title III, §306(b), Oct. 19, 1996, 110 Stat. 3918.)

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Historical and Revision Notes
Revised sectionSource section (U.S. Code)
8906 46:390d

Section 8906 prescribes the penalties for violations of this chapter.


1996—Pub. L. 104–324 substituted "not more than $25,000" for "$1,000".

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. 8906 - Penalty
Contains section 8906
Date 2016
Laws In Effect As Of Date January 6, 2017
Positive Law Yes
Disposition standard
Statutes at Large References 97 Stat. 556
110 Stat. 3918
Public Law References Public Law 98-89, Public Law 104-324
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