Whoever, being the master of a steamship or other vessel referred to in section
151 of Title
46, except as otherwise expressly provided by law, takes, carries, or has on board of any such vessel any nitroglycerin, dynamite, or any other explosive article or compound, or any vitriol or like acids, or gunpowder, except for the ship’s use, or any article or number of articles, whether as a cargo or ballast, which, by reason of the nature or quantity or mode of storage thereof, shall, either singly or collectively, be likely to endanger the health or lives of the passengers or the safety of the vessel, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than one year, or both.
Based on section
171 of title
46, U.S.C., 1940 ed., Shipping (Aug. 2, 1882, ch. 374, § 8,22 Stat. 189).
Words “except as otherwise expressly provided by law” were inserted to remove obvious inconsistency between sections
831–835 of this title, section
170 of title
46, U.S.C., 1940 ed., Shipping, and this section.
Words “shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and” were omitted because designation of the offense as a misdemeanor is unnecessary in view of definitive section
1 of this title.
Mandatory punishment provision was rephrased in the alternative.
Minor changes were made in phraseology.
References in Text
151 of Title
46, referred to in text, which was based on section 1 of act Aug. 2, 1882, ch. 374, 22 Stat. 186, as amended, was repealed by Pub. L. 98–89, Aug. 26, 1983, § 4(b),97 Stat. 599.
1994—Pub. L. 103–322substituted “fined under this title” for “fined not more than $1,000”.
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