33 U.S. Code § 3802 - Covered vessels
(a) Included vessel
Except as provided in subsection (b), after the Convention enters into force for the United States, the following vessels are subject to the requirements of this chapter:
(1) A vessel documented under chapter 121 of title 46 or one operated under the authority of the United States, wherever located.
(3) Any other vessel when—
(b) Excluded vessels
(1) In general
The following vessels are not subject to the requirements of this chapter:
(A) Any warship, naval auxiliary, or other vessel owned or operated by a foreign state, and used, for the time being, only on government noncommercial service.
(2) Application to United States government vessels
(A) In general
The Administrator may apply any requirement of this chapter to one or more classes of vessels described in paragraph (1)(B), if the head of the Federal department or agency under which those vessels operate concurs in that application.
Source(Pub. L. 111–281, title X, § 1012,Oct. 15, 2010, 124 Stat. 3024.)
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