2017 US Code
Title 46 - Shipping
Subtitle V - Merchant Marine
Part E - Control of Merchant Marine Capabilities
Chapter 565 - Essential Vessels Affected by Neutrality Act
Sec. 56501 - Definition

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Citation 46 U.S.C. § 56501 (2017)
Section Name §56501. Definition
Section Text

In this chapter, the term "essential vessel" means a vessel that is—

(1)(A) security for a mortgage indebtedness to the United States Government; or

(B) constructed under this subtitle or required by a contract under this subtitle to be operated on a certain essential foreign trade route; and

(2) necessary in the interests of commerce and national defense to be maintained in condition for prompt use.

Source Credit

(Pub. L. 109–304, §8(c), Oct. 6, 2006, 120 Stat. 1656.)

Editorial Notes
Historical and Revision Notes
Revised SectionSource (U.S. Code)Source (Statutes at Large)
56501 46 App.:1242a(a). June 29, 1940, ch. 442, subdiv. (a), 54 Stat. 684.
Publication Title United States Code, 2012 Edition, Supplement 5, 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 E - Control of Merchant Marine Capabilities
Sec. 56501 - Definition
Contains section 56501
Date 2017
Laws In Effect As Of Date January 12, 2018
Positive Law Yes
Disposition standard
Statutes at Large References 54 Stat. 684
120 Stat. 1656
Public Law References Public Law 109-304
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