46 U.S. Code § 14101 - Definitions

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In this part—
(1) “Convention” means the International Convention on Tonnage Measurement of Ships, 1969.
(2) “existing vessel” means a vessel the keel of which was laid or that was at a similar stage of construction before July 18, 1982.
(3) “Great Lakes” means—
(A) the Great Lakes; and
(B) the St. Lawrence River west of—
(i) a rhumb line drawn from Cap des Rosiers to West Point, Anticosti Island; and
(ii) on the north side of Anticosti Island, the meridian of longitude 63 degrees west.
(4) “vessel that engages on a foreign voyage” means a vessel—
(A) that arrives at a place under the jurisdiction of the United States from a place in a foreign country;
(B) that makes a voyage between places outside the United States;
(C) that departs from a place under the jurisdiction of the United States for a place in a foreign country; or
(D) that makes a voyage between a place within a territory or possession of the United States and another place under the jurisdiction of the United States not within that territory or possession.

Source

(Pub. L. 99–509, title V, § 5101(3),Oct. 21, 1986, 100 Stat. 1919; Pub. L. 111–281, title III, § 303(a),Oct. 15, 2010, 124 Stat. 2923.)
Historical and Revision Notes

Revised section 14101
Source: International Convention on Tonnage Measurement of Ships.
Section 14101 contains definitions that are limited to Part J—Measurement of Vessels. The source of these definitions is the International Convention on Tonnage Measurement of Ships in articles 2 and 4.
Amendments

2010—Par. (4). Pub. L. 111–281, § 303(a)(1), substituted “that engages” for “engaged” in introductory provisions.
Par. (4)(A). Pub. L. 111–281, § 303(a)(2), substituted “that arrives” for “arriving”.
Par. (4)(B). Pub. L. 111–281, § 303(a)(3), substituted “that makes” for “making” and struck out “(except a foreign vessel engaged on that voyage)” after “United States”.
Par. (4)(C). Pub. L. 111–281, § 303(a)(4), substituted “that departs” for “departing”.
Par. (4)(D). Pub. L. 111–281, § 303(a)(5), substituted “that makes” for “making”.

 

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