46 U.S. Code § 41107 - Monetary penalties

(a) In General.— A person that violates this part or a regulation or order of the Federal Maritime Commission issued under this part is liable to the United States Government for a civil penalty. Unless otherwise provided in this part, the amount of the penalty may not exceed $5,000 for each violation or, if the violation was willfully and knowingly committed, $25,000 for each violation. Each day of a continuing violation is a separate violation.
(b) Lien on Carrier’s Vessels.— The amount of a civil penalty imposed on a common carrier under this section constitutes a lien on the vessels operated by the carrier. Any such vessel is subject to an action in rem to enforce the lien in the district court of the United States for the district in which it is found.

Source

(Pub. L. 109–304, § 7,Oct. 6, 2006, 120 Stat. 1543.)

Historical and Revision Notes
Revised Section Source (U.S. Code) Source (Statutes at Large)
41107
46 App.:1712(a).
Pub. L. 98–237, § 13(a), Mar. 20, 1984, 98 Stat. 82; Pub. L. 105–258, title I, § 112(a), Oct. 14, 1998, 112 Stat. 1911.

In subsection (b), the words “is subject to an action in rem to enforce the lien” are substituted for “may be libeled therefore” to modernize the language.

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46 CFR - Shipping

46 CFR Part 501 - THE FEDERAL MARITIME COMMISSION—GENERAL

46 CFR Part 502 - RULES OF PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE

46 CFR Part 504 - PROCEDURES FOR ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY ANALYSIS

46 CFR Part 515 - LICENSING, FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY REQUIREMENTS, AND GENERAL DUTIES FOR OCEAN TRANSPORTATION INTERMEDIARIES

46 CFR Part 520 - CARRIER AUTOMATED TARIFFS

46 CFR Part 535 - OCEAN COMMON CARRIER AND MARINE TERMINAL OPERATOR AGREEMENTS SUBJECT TO THE SHIPPING ACT OF 1984

 

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