2016 US Code
Title 46 - Shipping
Subtitle V - Merchant Marine
Part F - Government-Owned Merchant Vessels
Chapter 571 - General Authority
Sec. 57106 - Maintenance, improvement, and operation of vessels

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Citation 46 U.S.C. § 57106 (2016)
Section Name §57106. Maintenance, improvement, and operation of vessels
Section Text

(a) In General.—The Secretary of Transportation may maintain, repair, recondition, remodel, and improve vessels owned by the United States Government and in the possession or under the control of the Secretary, to equip them adequately for competition in the foreign trade of the United States. The Secretary may operate such a vessel or charter the vessel on terms and conditions the Secretary considers appropriate to carry out the purposes of this subtitle.

(b) Documentation and Restrictions on Operation.—A vessel reconditioned, remodeled, or improved under subsection (a) shall be documented under the laws of the United States and remain so documented for at least 5 years after completion of the reconditioning, remodeling, or improvement. During that period, it shall be operated on voyages that are not exclusively coastwise.

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(Pub. L. 109–304, §8(c), Oct. 6, 2006, 120 Stat. 1661.)

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Source (U.S. Code)Source (Statutes at Large)
57106 46 App.:871. June 5, 1920, ch. 250, §12, 41 Stat. 993; June 6, 1924, ch. 273, §2, 43 Stat. 468; Feb. 11, 1927, ch. 104, §1 (last par. under heading "United States Shipping Board"), 44 Stat. 1083; Exec. Order No. 6166, §12, eff. June 10, 1933; June 29, 1936, ch. 858, title II, §204, title IX, §904, 49 Stat. 1987, 2016; Pub. L. 97–31, §12(43), Aug. 6, 1981, 95 Stat. 157.
  46 App.:891b. May 22, 1928, ch. 675, title II, §202, 45 Stat. 690; Exec. Order No. 6166, §12, eff. June 10, 1933; June 29, 1936, ch. 858, title II, §204, title IX, §904, 49 Stat. 1987, 2016; Pub. L. 97–31, §12(51), Aug. 6, 1981, 95 Stat. 157.

This section is substituted for the source provisions to eliminate obsolete and unnecessary provisions.

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 F - Government-Owned Merchant Vessels
CHAPTER 571 - GENERAL AUTHORITY
Sec. 57106 - Maintenance, improvement, and operation of vessels
Contains section 57106
Date 2016
Laws In Effect As Of Date January 6, 2017
Positive Law Yes
Disposition standard
Statutes at Large References 41 Stat. 993
43 Stat. 468
44 Stat. 1083
45 Stat. 690
49 Stat. 1987
95 Stat. 157
120 Stat. 1661
Public Law References Public Law 97-31, Public Law 109-304
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