46 CFR § 68.17 - Restrictions.

§ 68.17 Restrictions.

(a) Vessels employed subject to the Act are entitled to operation only in the coastwise trade and only to the extent described in paragraphs (b) and/or (c) of this section.

(b) A vessel owned by an 883–1 corporation may engage in coastwise transportation for hire as a service to a parent or subsidiary corporation as defined in § 68.3. Such transportation for hire must be between points of the United States, including territories, districts, and possessions thereof embraced in the coastwise laws.

(c) A vessel owned by an 883–1 corporation may be operated under demise or bareboat charter to a common or a contract carrier subject to 49 U.S.C. chapter 101 if the corporation is a U.S. citizen as defined in 46 U.S.C. App. 802.

(1) Such common or contract carrier may not be connected either directly or indirectly by ownership or control with the 883–1 corporation.

(2) The demise or bareboat charter must be at prevailing rates.

(3) The vessels under a demise or bareboat charter may not be used in non-contiguous trade.

[CGD 80–107, 47 FR 27511, June 24, 1982, as amended by CGD 95–028, 62 FR 51203, Sept. 30, 1997. Redesignated and amended by USCG–2005–20258, 71 FR 61418, Oct. 18, 2006]