2016 US Code
Title 46 - Shipping
Subtitle III - Maritime Liability
Chapter 309 - Suits in Admiralty Against the United States
Sec. 30916 - Recovery by the United States for salvage services

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Citation 46 U.S.C. § 30916 (2016)
Section Name §30916. Recovery by the United States for salvage services
Section Text

(a) Civil Action.—The United States, and the crew of a merchant vessel owned or operated by the United States, or a federally-owned corporation, may bring a civil action to recover for salvage services provided by the vessel and crew.

(b) Deposit of Amounts Recovered.—Any amount recovered under this section by the United States for its own benefit, and not for the benefit of the crew, shall be deposited in the Treasury to the credit of the department of the United States Government, or the corporation, having control of the possession or operation of the vessel.

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(Pub. L. 109–304, §6(c), Oct. 6, 2006, 120 Stat. 1520.)

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Source (U.S. Code)Source (Statutes at Large)
30916 46 App.:750. Mar. 9, 1920, ch. 95, §10, 41 Stat. 528; Pub. L. 97–31, §12(25)(D), Aug. 6, 1981, 95 Stat. 155.

In subsection (a), the words "may bring a civil action to recover" are substituted for "shall have the right to collect and sue" for consistency in this chapter and to eliminate unnecessary words.

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
CHAPTER 309 - SUITS IN ADMIRALTY AGAINST THE UNITED STATES
Sec. 30916 - Recovery by the United States for salvage services
Contains section 30916
Date 2016
Laws In Effect As Of Date January 6, 2017
Positive Law Yes
Disposition standard
Statutes at Large References 41 Stat. 528
95 Stat. 155
120 Stat. 1520
Public Law References Public Law 97-31, Public Law 109-304
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