2016 US Code
Title 46 - Shipping
Subtitle III - Maritime Liability
Chapter 309 - Suits in Admiralty Against the United States
Sec. 30914 - Release of privately owned vessel after arrest or attachment

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Citation 46 U.S.C. § 30914 (2016)
Section Name §30914. Release of privately owned vessel after arrest or attachment
Section Text

If a privately owned vessel not in the possession of the United States or a federally-owned corporation is arrested or attached in a civil action arising or alleged to have arisen from prior ownership, possession, or operation by the United States or corporation, the vessel shall be released without bond or stipulation on a statement by the United States, through the Attorney General or other authorized law officer, that the United States is interested in the action, desires release of the vessel, and assumes liability for the satisfaction of any judgment obtained by the plaintiff. After the vessel is released, the action shall proceed against the United States in accordance with this chapter.

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(Pub. L. 109–304, §6(c), Oct. 6, 2006, 120 Stat. 1519.)

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Historical and Revision Notes


Source (U.S. Code)Source (Statutes at Large)
30914 46 App.:744. Mar. 9, 1920, ch. 95, §4, 41 Stat. 526.

The words "on a statement" are substituted for "upon the suggestion" as more appropriate.

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 III - Maritime Liability
Sec. 30914 - Release of privately owned vessel after arrest or attachment
Contains section 30914
Date 2016
Laws In Effect As Of Date January 6, 2017
Positive Law Yes
Disposition standard
Statutes at Large References 41 Stat. 526
120 Stat. 1519
Public Law References Public Law 109-304
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