46 U.S. Code § 2307 - Limitation of liability for Coast Guard Vessel Traffic Service pilots and non-Federal vessel traffic service operators

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(a) Coast Guard Vessel Traffic Service Pilots.— Any pilot, acting in the course and scope of his or her duties while at a United States Coast Guard Vessel Traffic Service, who provides information, advice, or communication assistance while under the supervision of a Coast Guard officer, member, or employee shall not be liable for damages caused by or related to such assistance unless the acts or omissions of such pilot constitute gross negligence or willful misconduct.
(b) Non-Federal Vessel Traffic Service Operators.— An entity operating a non-Federal vessel traffic information service or advisory service pursuant to a duly executed written agreement with the Coast Guard, and any pilot acting on behalf of such entity, is not liable for damages caused by or related to information, advice, or communication assistance provided by such entity or pilot while so operating or acting unless the acts or omissions of such entity or pilot constitute gross negligence or willful misconduct.

Source

(Added Pub. L. 107–295, title IV, § 431(a),Nov. 25, 2002, 116 Stat. 2128; amended Pub. L. 112–213, title III, § 302(a),Dec. 20, 2012, 126 Stat. 1562.)
Amendments

2012—Pub. L. 112–213substituted “Limitation of liability for Coast Guard Vessel Traffic Service pilots and non-Federal vessel traffic service operators” for “Limitation of liability for Coast Guard Vessel Traffic Service pilots” in section catchline, designated existing provisions as subsec. (a), inserted subsec. (a) heading, and added subsec. (b).
Transfer of Functions

For transfer of authorities, functions, personnel, and assets of the Coast Guard, including the authorities and functions of the Secretary of Transportation relating thereto, to the Department of Homeland Security, and for treatment of related references, see sections 468 (b), 551 (d), 552 (d), and 557 of Title 6, Domestic Security, and the Department of Homeland Security Reorganization Plan of November 25, 2002, as modified, set out as a note under section 542 of Title 6.

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46 USCDescription of ChangeSession YearPublic LawStatutes at Large
§ 23072012112-213 [Sec.] 302(a)126 Stat. 1562

 

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