46 U.S. Code § 57308 - Use of vessels at least 25 years old

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An obsolete vessel acquired under this chapter that is or becomes at least 25 years old may not be used for commercial operation. However, the vessel may be used—
(1) during a period in which vessels may be requisitioned under chapter 563 of this title; or
(2) except as otherwise provided in this subtitle, on trade routes serving only the foreign trade of the United States.


(Pub. L. 109–304, § 8(c),Oct. 6, 2006, 120 Stat. 1664.)

Historical and Revision Notes
Revised Section Source (U.S. Code) Source (Statutes at Large)
46 App.:1160(g).
June 29, 1936, ch. 858, title V, § 510(g), as added Aug. 4, 1939, ch. 417, § 7, 53 Stat. 1185; Pub. L. 86–518, § 1, June 12, 1960, 74 Stat. 216; Pub. L. 97–31, § 12(91), Aug. 6, 1981, 95 Stat. 161.

The words “and vessels presently in the Secretary’s laid-up fleet which are or become twenty-five years old or more” and “or any such vessel in the laid-up fleet” are omitted as obsolete. In paragraph (2), the words “for the employment of the Secretary’s vessels in steamship lines” are omitted as unnecessary.

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