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Sec. 2301. Application. 2302. Penalties for negligent operations and interfering with safe operation. 2303. Duties related to marine casualty assistance and information. 2303a. Post serious marine casualty alcohol testing. 2304. Duty to provide assistance at sea. 2305. Injunctions. 2306. Vessel reporting requirements. 2307. Limitation of liability for Coast Guard Vessel Traffic Service pilots and non-Federal vessel traffic service operators.
Historical and Revision Notes

Chapter 23 lists requirements that relate to the general operation of all vessels. These include penalties and injunctive relief for negligent operation of a vessel. It also provides penalties for failure to render assistance.

2012—Pub. L. 112–213, title III, § 302(b),Dec. 20, 2012, 126 Stat. 1563, substituted “Limitation of liability for Coast Guard Vessel Traffic Service pilots and non-Federal vessel traffic service operators” for “Limitation of liability for Coast Guard Vessel Traffic Service pilots” in item 2307.
2002—Pub. L. 107–295, title IV, § 431(b),Nov. 25, 2002, 116 Stat. 2128, added item 2307.
1998—Pub. L. 105–383, title III, §§ 302(b), 304 (d)(2),Nov. 13, 1998, 112 Stat. 3418, 3420, added item 2302, struck out former item 2302 “Penalties for negligent operations”, and added item 2303a.
1984—Pub. L. 98–498, title II, § 212(a)(1),Oct. 19, 1984, 98 Stat. 2305, added item 2306.

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46 USCDescription of ChangeSession YearPublic LawStatutes at Large
§ 2301prec2012112-213 [Sec.] 302(b)126 Stat. 1563
§ 23072012112-213 [Sec.] 302(a)126 Stat. 1562


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