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Source

(May 28, 1906, ch. 2566, § 1, 34 Stat. 204; Pub. L. 102–587, title V, § 5501(a)(1), Nov. 4, 1992, 106 Stat. 5084.)

Amendments

1992—Pub. L. 102–587 amended section generally. Prior to amendment, section read as follows: “A foreign-built dredge shall not, under penalty of forfeiture, engage in dredging in the United States unless documented as a vessel of the United States.”

Nonapplicability to Certain Vessels

Section 5501(a)(2) of Pub. L. 102–587 provided that: “The amendment made by paragraph (1) [amending this section] does not apply to—
“(A)(i) the vessel STUYVESANT, official number 648540;
“(ii) any other hopper dredging vessel documented under chapter 121 of title 46, United States Code before the effective date of this Act [Nov. 4, 1992] and chartered to Stuyvesant Dredging Company or to an entity in which it has an ownership interest; however, this exception expires on December 3, 2022 or when the vessel STUYVESANT ceases to be documented under chapter 121, whichever first occurs; and
“(iii) any other non-hopper dredging vessel documented under chapter 121 and chartered to Stuyvesant Dredging Company or to an entity in which it has an ownership interest, as is necessary (a) to fulfill dredging obligations under a specific contract, including any extension periods; or (b) as temporary replacement capacity for a vessel which has become disabled but only for so long as the disability shall last and until the vessel is in a position to fully resume dredging operations; however, this exception expires on December 8, 2022 or when the vessel STUYVESANT ceases to be documented under chapter 121, whichever first occurs;
“(B) the vessel COLUMBUS, official number 590658, except that the vessel’s certificate of documentation shall be endorsed to prohibit the vessel from engaging in the transportation of merchandise (except valueless material), including dredge material of value, between places within the navigable waters of the United States;
“(C) a vessel that is engaged in dredged material excavation if that excavation is not more than a minority of the total cost of the construction contract in which the excavation is a single, integral part, and the vessel is—
“(i) built in the United States;
“(ii) a non-self-propelled mechanical clamshell dredging vessel; and
“(iii) owned or chartered by a corporation that had on file with the Secretary of Transportation, on August 1, 1989, the certificate specified in section 27A of the Merchant Marine Act, 1920 (46 App. U.S.C. 883–1); or
“(D) any other documented vessel engaged in dredging and time chartered to an entity that, on August 1, 1989, was, and has continuously remained, the parent of a corporation that had on file with the Secretary of Transportation on August 1, 1989, a certificate specified in section 27A of the Merchant Marine Act, 1920 (46 App. U.S.C. 883–1) if the vessel is—
“(i) not engaged in a federally funded navigation dredging project; and
“(ii) engaged only in dredging associated with, and integral to, accomplishment of that parent’s regular business requirements.”

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