2016 US Code
Title 46 - Shipping
Subtitle V - Merchant Marine
Part F - Government-Owned Merchant Vessels
Chapter 573 - Vessel Trade-in Program
Sec. 57308 - Use of vessels at least 25 years old

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Citation 46 U.S.C. § 57308 (2016)
Section Name §57308. Use of vessels at least 25 years old
Section Text

An obsolete vessel acquired under this chapter that is or becomes at least 25 years old may not be used for commercial operation. However, the vessel may be used—

(1) during a period in which vessels may be requisitioned under chapter 563 of this title; or

(2) except as otherwise provided in this subtitle, on trade routes serving only the foreign trade of the United States.

Source Credit

(Pub. L. 109–304, §8(c), Oct. 6, 2006, 120 Stat. 1664.)

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Historical and Revision Notes


Source (U.S. Code)Source (Statutes at Large)
57308 46 App.:1160(g). June 29, 1936, ch. 858, title V, §510(g), as added Aug. 4, 1939, ch. 417, §7, 53 Stat. 1185; Pub. L. 86–518, §1, June 12, 1960, 74 Stat. 216; Pub. L. 97–31, §12(91), Aug. 6, 1981, 95 Stat. 161.

The words "and vessels presently in the Secretary's laid-up fleet which are or become twenty-five years old or more" and "or any such vessel in the laid-up fleet" are omitted as obsolete. In paragraph (2), the words "for the employment of the Secretary's vessels in steamship lines" are omitted as unnecessary.

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
Sec. 57308 - Use of vessels at least 25 years old
Contains section 57308
Date 2016
Laws In Effect As Of Date January 6, 2017
Positive Law Yes
Disposition standard
Statutes at Large References 53 Stat. 1185
74 Stat. 216
95 Stat. 161
120 Stat. 1664
Public Law References Public Law 86-518, Public Law 97-31, Public Law 109-304
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