(a)The International Regulations do not apply to vessels while in the waters of the United States shoreward of the navigational demarcation lines dividing the high seas from harbors, rivers, and other inland waters of the United States.
(b)Whenever a vessel subject to the jurisdiction of the United States is in the territorial waters of a foreign state the International Regulations shall be applicable to, and shall be complied with by, that vessel to the extent that the laws and regulations of the foreign state are not in conflict therewith.
1980—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 96–591substituted provision providing that the International Regulations do not apply to vessels while in the waters of the United States shoreward of the navigational demarcation lines dividing the high seas from harbors, rivers, and other inland waters of the United States for provisions that had made specific reference to harbors, rivers, and other inland waters of the United States, as defined in section
154 of this title, to the Great Lakes of North America and their connecting and tributary waters, as defined in section
241 of this title, and to the Red River of the North and rivers emptying into the Gulf of Mexico and their tributaries, as defined in section
301 of this title.
Effective Date of 1980 Amendment
Pub. L. 96–591, § 7,Dec. 24, 1980, 94 Stat. 3435, provided that: “Sections
8(a) [enacting section
2072 and former sections
2038 of this title, amending this section, and repealing sections
360a of this title and sections 526b, 526c, and 526d of former Title 46, Shipping] are effective 12 months after the date of enactment of this Act [Dec. 24, 1980], except that on the Great Lakes, the effective date of sections
4 [enacting section
2072 and former sections
2038 of this title] will be established by the Secretary. [The effective date on the Great Lakes was established as Mar. 1, 1983. See 47 F.R. 15135, Apr. 8, 1982.] Section
5 [enacting section
2073 of this title] is effective on October 1, 1981.”
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