In subsection (a), the words “Except as provided in section
of this title” are substituted for “except in the cases provided for in subsection (b) of this section” because 46 App.
is restated in section 30506 of the revised title. The words “whether American or foreign” are omitted as unnecessary because of section 30502 of the revised title. The words “shall not exceed the value of the vessel and pending freight” are substituted for “shall not . . . exceed the amount or value of . . . such vessel, and her freight then pending” in 46 App.
and for “the aggregate liabilities of all the owners of a vessel on account of the same shall not exceed the value of such vessels and freight pending” in 46 App.
for consistency and to eliminate unnecessary words. The last sentence is substituted for “the interest of such owner in” in 46 App.
and for “The individual liability of a shipowner shall be limited to the proportion of any or all debts and liabilities that his individual share of the vessel bears to the whole” in 46 App.
for clarity and consistency. The words “Provided, That this provision shall not prevent any claimant from joining all the owners in one action” in 46 App.
are omitted as unnecessary.
Subsection (c) is substituted for “nor shall the same apply to wages due to persons employed by said shipowners” in 46 App.
because of the reorganization of the source provisions.