46 U.S. Code § 2103 - Superintendence of the merchant marine

The Secretary has general superintendence over the merchant marine of the United States and of merchant marine personnel insofar as the enforcement of this subtitle is concerned and insofar as those vessels and personnel are not subject, under other law, to the supervision of another official of the United States Government. In the interests of marine safety and seamen’s welfare, the Secretary shall enforce this subtitle and shall carry out correctly and uniformly administer this subtitle. The Secretary may prescribe regulations to carry out the provisions of this subtitle.

Source

(Pub. L. 98–89, Aug. 26, 1983, 97 Stat. 506; Pub. L. 99–307, § 9,May 19, 1986, 100 Stat. 447.)

Historical and Revision Notes
Revised section Source section (U.S. Code)
2103 46:2
46:372
46:689

Section 2103 provides the Secretary with the authority to superintend the merchant marine and those involved personnel insofar as the vessels and personnel are not subject, under other laws, to the supervision of another official. The Secretary has the duty to enforce the laws with respect to vessels and seamen and to carry out correctly and uniformly these laws and regulations. The term “superintendence” is used to indicate the Secretary’s broad responsibility for overseeing maritime safety and seamen’s welfare, including employment, shipping, navigation, and protection of the marine environment.
Amendments

1986—Pub. L. 99–307substituted “subtitle. The Secretary may prescribe regulations to carry out the provisions of this subtitle” for “subtitle and regulations prescribed under this subtitle”.

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17 CFR - Commodity and Securities Exchanges

17 CFR Part 160 - PRIVACY OF CONSUMER FINANCIAL INFORMATION UNDER TITLE V OF THE GRAMM-LEACH-BLILEY ACT

33 CFR - Navigation and Navigable Waters

33 CFR Part 138 - FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY FOR WATER POLLUTION (VESSELS) AND OPA 90 LIMITS OF LIABILITY (VESSELS AND DEEPWATER PORTS)

33 CFR Part 164 - NAVIGATION SAFETY REGULATIONS

33 CFR Part 187 - VESSEL IDENTIFICATION SYSTEM

46 CFR - Shipping

46 CFR Part 4 - MARINE CASUALTIES AND INVESTIGATIONS

46 CFR Part 5 - MARINE INVESTIGATION REGULATIONS—PERSONNEL ACTION

46 CFR Part 9 - EXTRA COMPENSATION FOR OVERTIME SERVICES

46 CFR Part 10 - MERCHANT MARINER CREDENTIAL

46 CFR Part 11 - REQUIREMENTS FOR OFFICER ENDORSEMENTS

46 CFR Part 12 - REQUIREMENTS FOR RATING ENDORSEMENTS

46 CFR Part 15 - MANNING REQUIREMENTS

46 CFR Part 16 - CHEMICAL TESTING

46 CFR Part 30 - GENERAL PROVISIONS

46 CFR Part 31 - INSPECTION AND CERTIFICATION

46 CFR Part 32 - SPECIAL EQUIPMENT, MACHINERY, AND HULL REQUIREMENTS

46 CFR Part 38 - LIQUEFIED FLAMMABLE GASES

46 CFR Part 50 - GENERAL PROVISIONS

46 CFR Part 61 - PERIODIC TESTS AND INSPECTIONS

46 CFR Part 67 - DOCUMENTATION OF VESSELS

46 CFR Part 68 - DOCUMENTATION OF VESSELS: EXCEPTIONS TO COASTWISE QUALIFICATION

46 CFR Part 78 - OPERATIONS

46 CFR Part 97 - OPERATIONS

46 CFR Part 114 - GENERAL PROVISIONS

46 CFR Part 115 - INSPECTION AND CERTIFICATION

46 CFR Part 116 - CONSTRUCTION AND ARRANGEMENT

46 CFR Part 117 - LIFESAVING EQUIPMENT AND ARRANGEMENTS

46 CFR Part 118 - FIRE PROTECTION EQUIPMENT

46 CFR Part 119 - MACHINERY INSTALLATION

46 CFR Part 120 - ELECTRICAL INSTALLATION

46 CFR Part 121 - VESSEL CONTROL AND MISCELLANEOUS SYSTEMS AND EQUIPMENT

46 CFR Part 122 - OPERATIONS

46 CFR Part 125 - GENERAL

46 CFR Part 160 - LIFESAVING EQUIPMENT

46 CFR Part 164 - MATERIALS

46 CFR Part 166 - DESIGNATION AND APPROVAL OF NAUTICAL SCHOOL SHIPS

46 CFR Part 170 - STABILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL INSPECTED VESSELS

46 CFR Part 171 - SPECIAL RULES PERTAINING TO VESSELS CARRYING PASSENGERS

46 CFR Part 175 - GENERAL PROVISIONS

46 CFR Part 176 - INSPECTION AND CERTIFICATION

46 CFR Part 177 - CONSTRUCTION AND ARRANGEMENT

46 CFR Part 178 - INTACT STABILITY AND SEAWORTHINESS

46 CFR Part 179 - SUBDIVISION, DAMAGE STABILITY, AND WATERTIGHT INTEGRITY

46 CFR Part 183 - ELECTRICAL INSTALLATION

46 CFR Part 184 - VESSEL CONTROL AND MISCELLANEOUS SYSTEMS AND EQUIPMENT

46 CFR Part 185 - OPERATIONS

46 CFR Part 194 - HANDLING, USE, AND CONTROL OF EXPLOSIVES AND OTHER HAZARDOUS MATERIALS

 

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