46 CFR 540.21 - Definitions.

§ 540.21 Definitions.

As used in this subpart, the following terms shall have the following meanings:

(a)Person includes individuals, corporations, partnerships, associations, and other legal entities existing under or authorized by the laws of the United States or any state thereof or the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands or any territory or possession of the United States, or the laws of any foreign country.

(b)Vessel means any commercial vessel having berth or stateroom accommodations for 50 or more passengers and embarking passengers at U.S. ports.

(c)Commission means the Federal Maritime Commission.

(d)United States includes the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands or any territory or possession of the United States.

(e)Berth or stateroom accommodations or passenger accommodations includes all temporary and all permanent passenger sleeping facilities.

(f)Certificate (Casualty) means a Certificate of Financial Responsibility to Meet Liability Incurred for Death or Injury to Passengers or Other Persons on Voyages issued pursuant to this subpart.

(g)Voyage means voyage of a vessel to or from U.S. ports.

(h)Insurer means any insurance company, underwriter, corporation or association of underwriters, ship owners' protection and indemnity association, or other insurer acceptable to the Commission.

(i)Evidence of insurance means a policy, certificate of insurance, cover note, or other evidence of coverage acceptable to the Commission.

(j) For the purpose of determining compliance with § 540.22, passengers embarking at United States ports means any persons, not necessary to the business, operation, or navigation of a vessel, whether holding a ticket or not, who board a vessel at a port or place in the United States and are carried by the vessel on a voyage from that port or place.

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United States Code

Title 46 published on 2015-12-02

The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 46 CFR Part 540 after this date.

  • 2016-08-29; vol. 81 # 167 - Monday, August 29, 2016
    1. 81 FR 59141 - Update of Existing and Addition of New User Fees
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      FEDERAL MARITIME COMMISSION
      Final rule.
      Effective October 1, 2016.
      46 CFR Parts 502, 503, 515, 520, 530, 531, 535, 540, 550, 555, and 560