2018 US Code
Title 46 - Shipping
Subtitle II - Vessels and Seamen
Part F - Manning of Vessels
Chapter 89 - Small Vessel Manning
Sec. 8901 - Freight vessels

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Citation 46 U.S.C. § 8901 (2018)
Section Name §8901. Freight vessels
Section Text

A freight vessel of less than 100 gross tons as measured under section 14502 of this title, or an alternate tonnage measured under section 14302 of this title as prescribed by the Secretary under section 14104 of this title shall be operated by an individual licensed by the Secretary to operate that type of vessel in the particular geographic area, under prescribed regulations.

Source Credit

(Pub. L. 98–89, Aug. 26, 1983, 97 Stat. 555; Pub. L. 104–324, title VII, §733, Oct. 19, 1996, 110 Stat. 3941.)

Editorial Notes
Historical and Revision Notes
Revised sectionSource section (U.S. Code)
8901 46:390b

Section 8901 requires that a freight vessel of less than 100 gross tons be operated by a licensed individual for that type vessel and for a particular geographic area.

AMENDMENTS

1996—Pub. L. 104–324 inserted "as measured under section 14502 of this title, or an alternate tonnage measured under section 14302 of this title as prescribed by the Secretary under section 14104 of this title" after "100 gross tons".

Publication Title United States Code, 2018 Edition, Title 46 - SHIPPING
Category Bills and Statutes
Collection United States Code
SuDoc Class Number Y 1.2/5:
Contained Within Title 46 - SHIPPING
Subtitle II - Vessels and Seamen
Part F - Manning of Vessels
CHAPTER 89 - SMALL VESSEL MANNING
Sec. 8901 - Freight vessels
Contains section 8901
Date 2018
Laws In Effect As Of Date January 14, 2019
Positive Law Yes
Disposition standard
Statutes at Large References 97 Stat. 555
110 Stat. 3941
Public Law References Public Law 98-89, Public Law 104-324
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