2016 US Code
Title 46 - Shipping
Subtitle VIII - Miscellaneous
Chapter 801 - Wrecks and Salvage
Sec. 80101 - Vessel stranded on foreign coast

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Citation 46 U.S.C. § 80101 (2016)
Section Name §80101. Vessel stranded on foreign coast
Section Text

(a) Duties of Consular Officer.—When a vessel of the United States is stranded on a coast of a foreign country, the consular officer in that country shall take proper measures, to the extent the laws of that country allow, to—

(1) save and secure the vessel and property on the vessel; and

(2) prepare an inventory of the property that is saved.

(b) Delivery to Owner.—After deducting the expenses, the consular officer shall deliver the property, with an inventory, to the owner of the property.

(c) Limitation on Taking Possession.—A consular officer may not take possession of property under this section when the owner, master, or consignee is present or able to take possession of the property.

Source Credit

(Pub. L. 109–304, §11, Oct. 6, 2006, 120 Stat. 1690.)

Editorial Notes
Historical and Revision Notes


Source (U.S. Code)Source (Statutes at Large)
80101 46 App.:721. R.S. §4238.

In this section, the words "consular officer" are substituted for "Consuls and vice consuls" and "consul or vice consul" for consistency in the revised title.

Subsection (a)(1) is substituted for "as well for the purpose of saving the vessels, their cargoes and appurtenances, as for storing and securing the effects and merchandise saved" 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 VIII - Miscellaneous
Sec. 80101 - Vessel stranded on foreign coast
Contains section 80101
Date 2016
Laws In Effect As Of Date January 6, 2017
Positive Law Yes
Disposition standard
Statutes at Large Reference 120 Stat. 1690
Public Law References Public Law 109-304
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