2016 US Code
Title 46 - Shipping
Subtitle V - Merchant Marine
Part B - Merchant Marine Service
Chapter 517 - Other Support for Merchant Marine Training
Sec. 51703 - Additional training

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Citation 46 U.S.C. § 51703 (2016)
Section Name §51703. Additional training
Section Text

(a) General Authority.—The Secretary of Transportation may provide additional training on maritime subjects to supplement other training opportunities and make the training available to the personnel of the merchant marine of the United States and individuals preparing for a career in the merchant marine of the United States.

(b) Equipment, Supplies, and Contracts.—The Secretary may—

(1) prepare or buy equipment or supplies required for the additional training; and

(2) without regard to section 6101(b) to (d) of title 41, make contracts for services the Secretary considers necessary to prepare the equipment and supplies and to supervise and administer the additional training.

Source Credit

(Pub. L. 109–304, §8(b), Oct. 6, 2006, 120 Stat. 1583; Pub. L. 111–350, §5(n), Jan. 4, 2011, 124 Stat. 3853.)

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Historical and Revision Notes


Source (U.S. Code)Source (Statutes at Large)
51703 46 App.:1295d(a), (b). June 29, 1936, ch. 858, title XIII, §1305(a), (b), as added Pub. L. 96–453, §2, Oct. 15, 1980, 94 Stat. 2006.

In subsection (a), before paragraph (1), the words "as the Secretary deems necessary" are omitted as unnecessary.

In subsection (b), the words "with any person, partnership, firm, association, or corporation" and "the performance of" are omitted as unnecessary.


2011—Subsec. (b)(2). Pub. L. 111–350 substituted "section 6101(b) to (d) of title 41" for "section 3709 of the Revised Statutes (41 U.S.C. 5)".

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 V - Merchant Marine
Part B - Merchant Marine Service
Sec. 51703 - Additional training
Contains section 51703
Date 2016
Laws In Effect As Of Date January 6, 2017
Positive Law Yes
Disposition standard
Statutes at Large References 94 Stat. 2006
120 Stat. 1583
124 Stat. 3853
Public Law References Public Law 96-453, Public Law 109-304, Public Law 111-350
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