33 U.S. Code § 3853 - Liability in rem

A vessel operated in violation of the Convention, this chapter, or any regulation prescribed under this chapter, is liable in rem for any fine imposed under title 18 or civil penalty assessed pursuant to section 3852 of this title, and may be proceeded against in the United States district court of any district in which the vessel may be found.


(Pub. L. 111–281, title X, § 1043,Oct. 15, 2010, 124 Stat. 3031; Pub. L. 111–330, § 1(20),Dec. 22, 2010, 124 Stat. 3571.)
References in Text

This chapter, referred to in text, was in the original “this title”, meaning title X of Pub. L. 111–281, Oct. 15, 2010, 124 Stat. 3023, which enacted this chapter and repealed chapter 37 (§ 2401 et seq.) of this title. For complete classification of title X to the Code, see Tables.

2010—Pub. L. 111–330substituted “under title 18” for “under section 18”.
Effective Date of 2010 Amendment

Pub. L. 111–330, § 1,Dec. 22, 2010, 124 Stat. 3569, provided that the amendment made by section 1 (20) is effective with the enactment of Pub. L. 111–281.

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