46 U.S. Code § 6103 - Penalty

(a) An owner, charterer, managing operator, agent, master, or individual in charge of a vessel failing to report a casualty as required under section 6101 of this title or a regulation prescribed under section 6101 or 6102 is liable to the United States Government for a civil penalty of not more than $25,000.
(b) A person failing to comply with section 6104 of this title or a regulation prescribed under that section is liable to the Government for a civil penalty of not more than $5,000.

Source

(Pub. L. 98–89, Aug. 26, 1983, 97 Stat. 536; Pub. L. 98–498, title II, § 212(b)(2),Oct. 19, 1984, 98 Stat. 2306; Pub. L. 100–424, § 4(b),Sept. 9, 1988, 102 Stat. 1590; Pub. L. 104–324, title III, §§ 306(a), 314(b),Oct. 19, 1996, 110 Stat. 3918, 3922.)

Historical and Revision Notes
Revised section Source section (U.S. Code)
6103 33:361
33:362

Section 6103 provides for a civil penalty of $1,000 for any owner, charterer, managing operator, agent, master, or individual in charge of a vessel that fails to report a casualty required to be reported under subsection (b) ofsection 6101 or an incident required to be reported under subsection (c) ofsection 6101.
Amendments

1996—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 104–324inserted “or 6102” before “is liable” and substituted “not more than $25,000” for “$1,000”.
1988—Pub. L. 100–424designated existing provisions as subsec. (a) and added subsec. (b).
1984—Pub. L. 98–498struck out “or incident” after “a casualty”.
Effective Date of 1984 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 98–498effective 180 days after Oct. 19, 1984, see section 214 ofPub. L. 98–498, set out as an Effective Date note under section 2306 of this title.

 

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