2016 US Code
Title 46 - Shipping
Subtitle V - Merchant Marine
Part F - Government-Owned Merchant Vessels
Chapter 571 - General Authority
Sec. 57109 - Operation of vessels purchased, chartered, or leased from Secretary of Transportation

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Citation 46 U.S.C. § 57109 (2016)
Section Name §57109. Operation of vessels purchased, chartered, or leased from Secretary of Transportation
Section Text

Unless otherwise authorized by the Secretary of Transportation, a vessel purchased, chartered, or leased from the Secretary may be operated only under a certificate of documentation with a registry or coastwise endorsement. Such a vessel, while employed solely as a merchant vessel, is subject to the laws, regulations, and liabilities governing merchant vessels, whether the United States Government has an interest in the vessel as an owner or holds a mortgage, lien, or other interest.

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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)
57109 46 App.:808(b). Sept. 7, 1916, ch. 451, §9(b), 39 Stat. 730; July 15, 1918, ch. 152, §3, 40 Stat. 900; restated June 5, 1920, ch. 250, §18, 41 Stat. 994; Ex. Ord. 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(26), Aug. 6, 1981, 95 Stat. 155; Pub. L. 100–710, title I, §104(b)(2), Nov. 23, 1988, 102 Stat. 4750.

The words "only under a certificate of documentation with a registry or coastwise endorsement" are substituted for "only under such registry or enrollment and license" for clarity and to use the appropriate current language.

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. 57109 - Operation of vessels purchased, chartered, or leased from Secretary of Transportation
Contains section 57109
Date 2016
Laws In Effect As Of Date January 6, 2017
Positive Law Yes
Disposition standard
Statutes at Large References 39 Stat. 730
40 Stat. 900
41 Stat. 994
49 Stat. 1987
95 Stat. 155
102 Stat. 4750
120 Stat. 1661
Public Law References Public Law 97-31, Public Law 100-710, Public Law 109-304
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