2021 US Code
Title 46 - Shipping
Subtitle III - Maritime Liability
Chapter 301 - General Liability Provisions
Sec. 30103 - Liability of master, mate, engineer, and pilot

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Citation 46 U.S.C. § 30103 (2021)
Section Name §30103. Liability of master, mate, engineer, and pilot
Section Text

A person may bring a civil action against a master, mate, engineer, or pilot of a vessel, and recover damages, for personal injury or loss caused by the master's, mate's, engineer's, or pilot's—

(1) negligence or willful misconduct; or

(2) neglect or refusal to obey the laws governing the navigation of vessels.

Source Credit

(Pub. L. 109–304, §6(c), Oct. 6, 2006, 120 Stat. 1510.)

Editorial Notes
Historical and Revision Notes
Revised SectionSource (U.S. Code)Source (Statutes at Large)
30103 46 App.:491 (words after semicolon). R.S. §4493 (words after semicolon).

Before paragraph (1), the words "bring a civil action" are substituted for "sue" for consistency with rule 2 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (28 App. U.S.C.). In paragraph (1), the word "carelessness" is omitted as included in "negligence".

Publication Title United States Code, 2018 Edition, Supplement 3, Title 46 - SHIPPING
Category Bills and Statutes
Collection United States Code
SuDoc Class Number Y 1.2/5:
Contained Within Title 46 - SHIPPING
Subtitle III - Maritime Liability
Sec. 30103 - Liability of master, mate, engineer, and pilot
Contains section 30103
Date 2021
Laws In Effect As Of Date January 3, 2022
Positive Law Yes
Disposition standard
Statutes at Large References 120 Stat. 1510
Public Law References Public Law 109-304
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