Laws Relating to Shipping and Merchant Marine

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1960 - Maritime law

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Act of April 22 1918 an act to amend the emergency shipping fund pro
Law No 778 70th Cong
Public Law No 212 72d Cong
Act of March 1 1933 to amend article 5 of the Act of Congress approved
Act of March 27 1934 to establish the composition of the United States
Act of June 20 1924 to amend section 938 of the Revised Statutes to vest
Public Law No 213 72d Cong
Act of August 21 1935 to amend and supplement the steering rules
Act of August 29 1935 relative to limitation of shipowners liability
Act of May 13 1936 to amend section 981 of title 4 and section 843
Act of May 20 1936 to amend section 4321 Revised Statutes Public
Public Law No 685 74th Cong
Act of June 20 1936 to provide for the modification of the contract
Act of June 25 1936 to promote safety at sea in the neighborhood of
Act of June 29 1936 to further the development and maintenance of
Act of August 31 1935 providing for the prohibition of the export
Act of June 19 1936 to authorize the Secretary of the Treasury to permit
Act of June 16 1937 to expedite the dispatch of vessels from certain ports
vessels of the Navy Public Law No 226 75th Cong
Act of August 26 1937 to amend the Merchant Marine Act of 1936
Public Law No 531 75th Cong
Act of June 21 1938 authorizing the United States Maritime Commis
Public Res No 130 75th Cong
Act of June 2 1939 to amend section 4498 of the Revised Statutes of
Act of August 1 1939 to provide for the registry of pursers and surgeons
Act of August 7 1939 to amend sections 712 802 and 902 of the Merchant
Act of August 10 1939 to admit the Americanowned barges Prari
Act of March 28 1940 to amend the act of June 15 1917 as amended
several boards of local inspectors Public Law No 487 76th Cong
76th Cong
76th Cong
Act of June 28 1940 to expedite national defense Public Law No 671
Act of August 27 1940 to permit American vessels to assist in the evacua
Act of October 9 1940 to amend section 4472 of the Revised Statutes
Act of October 10 1940 to expedite national defense by suspending
Act of June 26 1940 to amend section 4 of Public Res No 54 approved
Act of July 18 1940 making an appropriation to enable the United States
Act of June 6 1941 to authorize the acquisition by the United States
Act of December 23 1941 to establish the composition of the U S Navy
of the Merchant Marine Act 1936 Public Law No 482 77th Cong
Act of March 13 1944 to provide cash awards to personnel of the Maritime
Act of July 9 1942 to establish the composition of the U S Navy
Act of April 26 1943 to authorize the refund by the War Shipping Admin
related thereto Public Law No 44 78th Cong
Act of July 31 1947 to codify and enact into positive law Title 9 of the United States Code entitled Arbitration Public Law No 282
Act of August 4 1947 to provide for the exploration investigation develop
Law No 500 80th Cong
Act of June 19 1948 for the extension of admiralty jurisdiction Public
Act of May 17 1949 to authorize the cancellation and release of an agree
Act of June 29 1949 to continue the authority of the Maritime Commis
Act of August 9 1950 to authorize the President to control the anchorage
Act of September 23 1950 to amend section 4474 of the Revised Statutes
Act of March 10 1951 to authorize the construction of modern naval
Act of October 10 1951 authorizing vessels of Canadian registry
Aet of October 11 1951 to authorize the President to proclaim regulations
Act of July 16 1952 to extend the provisions of the act of May 20 1926
Act of June 26 1953 to amend the act of October 11 1951 authorizing
Act of August 8 1953 to amend the Northern Pacific Halibut Act of 1937
Code relating to docket fees Public Law No 400 83d Cong
Act of July 15 1954 to authorize the sale of certain vessels to Brazil
Act of August 9 1954 to extend emergency foreign merchant vessels acqui
Act of August 13 1954 to repeal certain World War II laws relating
Act of August 20 1954 to provide an immediate program for the moderni
Act of August 23 1954 to authorize the Secretary of the Navy to dispose
Act of May 7 1955 to provide transportation on Canadian vessels
Act of February 20 1956 to amend section 216b of the Merchant Marine
Act of May 28 1956 to amend the Merchant Marine Act of 1936 so
Act of June 4 1956 to authorize biennial inspection of the hulls and boilers
Act of June 25 1956 to amend Title II of the Merchant Marine Act 1936
Act of July 14 1956 to amend the shipping laws to prohibit the operation
Act of August 1 1956 to authorize the vessel operations revolving fund
Act of August 3 1956 to provide for a study by the Federal Communica
Act of August 8 1956 Fish and Wildlife Act of 1956 Public Law
Act of August 22 1957 to revise the definition of contract carrier by motor
Act of September 4 1957 to facilitate the conduct of fishing operations
Act of July 15 1958 to authorize the construction and sale by the Federal
Act of August 14 1958 to amend the Act of June 7 1897 as amended
Act of August 21 1958 to authorize the Secretary of Commerce to make
Act of August 28 1958 to amend the Intercoastal Shipping Act 1933
Act of May 13 1959 to authorize the construction of modern naval vessels
Act of July 31 1959 to amend title XI of the Merchant Marine Act 1936
Act of September 9 1959 to amend section 4488 of the Revised Statutes
Act of May 13 1960 to remove the requirement that of the Chief
Act of June 1 1960 to authorize the loan of one submarine to Canada
Act of July 5 1960 to continue the application of the Merchant Marine
Act of July 12 1960 to amend the Interstate Commerce Act as amended
Act of September 2 1960 to extend the period of exemption from inspec

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Page 111 - ... a bright white light so constructed as to show an unbroken light over an arc of the horizon of twenty points of the compass, so fixed as to throw the light ten points on each side of the vessel, namely, from right ahead to two points abaft the beam on either side, and of such character as to be visible at a distance of at least five miles.
Page 602 - In obeying and construing these rules due regard shall be had to all dangers of navigation and collision, and to any special circumstances which may render a departure from the above rules necessary in order to avoid immediate danger.
Page 267 - States the sum of $100 for each and every day of the continuance of such failure, which forfeiture shall be payable into the Treasury of the United States, and shall be recoverable in a civil suit in the name of the United States...
Page 316 - Any and all notes, debentures, bonds, or other such obligations issued by the corporation shall be exempt both as to principal and interest from all taxation (except surtaxes, estate, inheritance, and gift taxes) now or hereafter imposed by the United States, by any Territory, dependency, or possession thereof, or by any State, county, municipality, or local taxing authority.
Page 171 - The notice in writing need not be given if the state of the goods has at the time of their receipt been the subject of joint survey or inspection. In any event, the carrier and the ship shall be discharged from all liability in respect of loss or damage unless suit is brought within one year after delivery of the goods or the date when the goods should have been delivered...
Page 648 - ... feet above the hull, one such light, and at or near the stern of the vessel, and at such a height that it shall be not less than 15 feet lower than the forward light,, another such light.
Page 645 - Whenever, as in the case of small vessels under way during bad weather, the green and red side lights cannot be fixed, these lights shall be kept at hand, lighted and ready for use : and shall, on the approach of or to other vessels, be exhibited on their respective sides in sufficient time to prevent collision, in such manner as to make them most visible, and so that the green light shall not be seen on the port side nor the red light on the starboard side, nor, if practicable, more than two points...
Page 651 - When two steam vessels are meeting end on, or nearly end on, so as to involve risk of collision, each shall alter her course to starboard, so that each may pass on the port side of the other.
Page 208 - ... (c) owned and operated under the United States flag by citizens of the United States insofar as may be practicable, and (d) composed of the best-equipped, safest, and most suitable types of vessels, constructed in the United States and manned with a trained and efficient citizen personnel. It is hereby declared to be the policy of the United States to foster the development and encourage the maintenance of such a merchant marine.
Page v - An Act to punish acts of interference with the foreign relations, the neutrality, and the foreign commerce of the United States, to punish espionage, and better to enforce the criminal laws of the United States, and for other purposes...

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