46 U.S. Code § 80303 - Speed of vessel in ice region

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(a) Requirement.— The master of a vessel of the United States, when ice is reported on or near the vessel’s course, shall proceed at a moderate speed or change the course of the vessel to go well clear of the danger zone.
(b) Civil Penalty.— A master violating this section is liable to the United States Government for a civil penalty of not more than $500.


(Pub. L. 109–304, § 11,Oct. 6, 2006, 120 Stat. 1693.)

Historical and Revision Notes
Revised Section Source (U.S. Code) Source (Statutes at Large)
46 App.:738c.
June 25, 1936, ch. 807, § 4, 49 Stat. 1923.

In subsection (b), the words “liable to the United States Government for a civil penalty” are substituted for “liable to a fine” for clarity and for consistency in the revised title. The words “for each offense” are omitted as unnecessary.

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