14 U.S. Code Title 14— COAST GUARD

This title was enacted by act Aug. 4, 1949, ch. 393, § 1, 63 Stat. 495

Current through 116-65

Prior Provisions

A prior analysis for Title 14, Coast Guard, consisted of items for part I “Regular Coast Guard” beginning with section 1, part II “Coast Guard Reserve and Auxiliary” beginning with section 701, and part III “Coast Guard Authorizations and Reports to Congress” beginning with section 2701, prior to repeal by Pub. L. 115–282, title I, § 101, Dec. 4, 2018, 132 Stat. 4194.

Amendments

2018—Pub. L. 115–282, title I, § 101, Dec. 4, 2018, 132 Stat. 4194, inserted Title 14 designation and heading and added items for subtitles I to IV.

Table Showing Redesignations Made by Title I of Pub. L. 115–282

Title 14 Section

Before Redesignation

Title 14 Section

After Redesignation

14 U.S.C. 101

14 U.S.C. 102

14 U.S.C. 103

14 U.S.C. 105

14 U.S.C. 106

41

14 U.S.C. 301

41a

14 U.S.C. 2102

42

14 U.S.C. 2103

44

14 U.S.C. 302

46

14 U.S.C. 303

47

14 U.S.C. 304

50

14 U.S.C. 305

51

14 U.S.C. 306

52

14 U.S.C. 307

53

14 U.S.C. 309

54

14 U.S.C. 310

56

14 U.S.C. 308

57

14 U.S.C. 312

58

14 U.S.C. 313

59

14 U.S.C. 314

60

14 U.S.C. 315

81

14 U.S.C. 541

83

14 U.S.C. 542

84

14 U.S.C. 543

85

14 U.S.C. 544

86

14 U.S.C. 545

87

14 U.S.C. 561

88

14 U.S.C. 521

89

14 U.S.C. 522

90

14 U.S.C. 716

91

14 U.S.C. 527

92

14 U.S.C. 501

93

14 U.S.C. 504

94

14 U.S.C. 715

95

14 U.S.C. 525

96

14 U.S.C. 1153

97

14 U.S.C. 1154

98

14 U.S.C. 316

99

14 U.S.C. 523

100

14 U.S.C. 524

101

14 U.S.C. 562

102

14 U.S.C. 717

103

14 U.S.C. 563

104

14 U.S.C. 528

141

14 U.S.C. 701

142

14 U.S.C. 702

143

14 U.S.C. 703

144

14 U.S.C. 704

145

14 U.S.C. 705

146

14 U.S.C. 706

147

14 U.S.C. 707

147a

14 U.S.C. 708

148

14 U.S.C. 709

149

14 U.S.C. 710

150

14 U.S.C. 711

151

14 U.S.C. 712

152

14 U.S.C. 713

153

14 U.S.C. 507

154

14 U.S.C. 714

181

14 U.S.C. 1901

181a

14 U.S.C. 1926

183

14 U.S.C. 1927

184

14 U.S.C. 1928

185

14 U.S.C. 1929

186

14 U.S.C. 1941

187

14 U.S.C. 1942

188

14 U.S.C. 1943

189

14 U.S.C. 1944

190

14 U.S.C. 1945

191

14 U.S.C. 1946

192

14 U.S.C. 1947

194

14 U.S.C. 1903

195

14 U.S.C. 1923

196

14 U.S.C. 1904

197

14 U.S.C. 1930

199

14 U.S.C. 1948

200

14 U.S.C. 1902

211

14 U.S.C. 2101

214

14 U.S.C. 2104

215

14 U.S.C. 2105

251

14 U.S.C. 2106

252

14 U.S.C. 2107

253

14 U.S.C. 2108

254

14 U.S.C. 2109

255

14 U.S.C. 2110

256

14 U.S.C. 2111

256a

14 U.S.C. 2112

257

14 U.S.C. 2113

258

14 U.S.C. 2115

259

14 U.S.C. 2116

260

14 U.S.C. 2117

261

14 U.S.C. 2118

262

14 U.S.C. 2119

263

14 U.S.C. 2120

271

14 U.S.C. 2121

272

14 U.S.C. 2122

273

14 U.S.C. 2123

274

14 U.S.C. 2124

275

14 U.S.C. 2125

276

14 U.S.C. 2126

281

14 U.S.C. 2141

282

14 U.S.C. 2142

283

14 U.S.C. 2143

284

14 U.S.C. 2144

285

14 U.S.C. 2145

286

14 U.S.C. 2146

286a

14 U.S.C. 2147

287

14 U.S.C. 2148

288

14 U.S.C. 2149

289

14 U.S.C. 2150

290

14 U.S.C. 2151

291

14 U.S.C. 2152

292

14 U.S.C. 2153

293

14 U.S.C. 2154

294

14 U.S.C. 2155

295

14 U.S.C. 2156

296

14 U.S.C. 2157

321

14 U.S.C. 2158

322

14 U.S.C. 2159

323

14 U.S.C. 2160

324

14 U.S.C. 2161

325

14 U.S.C. 2162

326

14 U.S.C. 2163

327

14 U.S.C. 2164

331

14 U.S.C. 2127

332

14 U.S.C. 2128

333

14 U.S.C. 2165

334

14 U.S.C. 2501

335

14 U.S.C. 2181

336

14 U.S.C. 317

350

14 U.S.C. 2301

351

14 U.S.C. 2302

352

14 U.S.C. 2303

353

14 U.S.C. 2304

354

14 U.S.C. 2305

355

14 U.S.C. 2306

357

14 U.S.C. 2307

359

14 U.S.C. 2308

360

14 U.S.C. 2309

361

14 U.S.C. 2310

362

14 U.S.C. 2311

365

14 U.S.C. 2312

366

14 U.S.C. 2313

367

14 U.S.C. 2314

369

14 U.S.C. 2315

370

14 U.S.C. 2316

371

14 U.S.C. 2317

372

14 U.S.C. 2318

373

14 U.S.C. 2129

374

14 U.S.C. 2319

421

14 U.S.C. 2502

422

14 U.S.C. 2503

423

14 U.S.C. 2504

424

14 U.S.C. 2505

424a

14 U.S.C. 2506

425

14 U.S.C. 2507

426

14 U.S.C. 2508

427

14 U.S.C. 2509

428

14 U.S.C. 2510

429

14 U.S.C. 2182

430

14 U.S.C. 2511

431

14 U.S.C. 2512

432

14 U.S.C. 2531

461

14 U.S.C. 2769

467

14 U.S.C. 2513

468

14 U.S.C. 2701

469

14 U.S.C. 2702

470

14 U.S.C. 2770

471

14 U.S.C. 2771

472

14 U.S.C. 2772

475

14 U.S.C. 2943

476

14 U.S.C. 2703

477

14 U.S.C. 2704

478

14 U.S.C. 2773

479

14 U.S.C. 2774

480

14 U.S.C. 2775

481

14 U.S.C. 2776

482

14 U.S.C. 2705

483

14 U.S.C. 2706

484

14 U.S.C. 2707

485

14 U.S.C. 2708

486

14 U.S.C. 2777

487

14 U.S.C. 2709

488

14 U.S.C. 2778

491

14 U.S.C. 2732

491a

14 U.S.C. 2735

492

14 U.S.C. 2736

492a

14 U.S.C. 2737

492b

14 U.S.C. 2738

493

14 U.S.C. 2739

494

14 U.S.C. 2740

496

14 U.S.C. 2741

497

14 U.S.C. 2742

498

14 U.S.C. 2743

499

14 U.S.C. 2731

500

14 U.S.C. 2744

501

14 U.S.C. 2745

502

14 U.S.C. 2746

503

14 U.S.C. 2747

504

14 U.S.C. 2733

505

14 U.S.C. 2734

507

14 U.S.C. 2710

508

14 U.S.C. 2711

509

14 U.S.C. 2761

510

14 U.S.C. 2762

511

14 U.S.C. 2763

512

14 U.S.C. 2764

513

14 U.S.C. 2765

516

14 U.S.C. 2748

517

14 U.S.C. 2766

518

14 U.S.C. 2767

519

14 U.S.C. 2768

520

14 U.S.C. 506

531

14 U.S.C. 2901

532

14 U.S.C. 2902

541

14 U.S.C. 2903

542

14 U.S.C. 2904

543

14 U.S.C. 2905

544

14 U.S.C. 2906

551

14 U.S.C. 2921

552

14 U.S.C. 2922

553

14 U.S.C. 2923

554

14 U.S.C. 2924

555

14 U.S.C. 2925

561

14 U.S.C. 1101

562

14 U.S.C. 1102

563

14 U.S.C. 1104

564

14 U.S.C. 1105

565

14 U.S.C. 1106

566

14 U.S.C. 1108

567

14 U.S.C. 1109

569

14 U.S.C. 1110

571

14 U.S.C. 1131

572

14 U.S.C. 1132

573

14 U.S.C. 1133

574

14 U.S.C. 1134

575

14 U.S.C. 1135

576

14 U.S.C. 1136

577

14 U.S.C. 1152

578

14 U.S.C. 1103

579

14 U.S.C. 1107

581

14 U.S.C. 1171

631

14 U.S.C. 502

632

14 U.S.C. 505

633

14 U.S.C. 503

635

14 U.S.C. 931

636

14 U.S.C. 932

637

14 U.S.C. 526

638

14 U.S.C. 933

639

14 U.S.C. 934

640

14 U.S.C. 935

641

14 U.S.C. 901

642

14 U.S.C. 546

643

14 U.S.C. 547

644

14 U.S.C. 2712

645

14 U.S.C. 936

646

14 U.S.C. 937

647

14 U.S.C. 938

648

14 U.S.C. 939

649

14 U.S.C. 940

650

14 U.S.C. 941

652

14 U.S.C. 104

653

14 U.S.C. 902

654

14 U.S.C. 942

655

14 U.S.C. 943

656

14 U.S.C. 903

657

14 U.S.C. 1155

658

14 U.S.C. 944

659

14 U.S.C. 945

660

14 U.S.C. 2779

664

14 U.S.C. 946

665

14 U.S.C. 1151

666

14 U.S.C. 904

667

14 U.S.C. 947

668

14 U.S.C. 948

669

14 U.S.C. 949

670

14 U.S.C. 905

671

14 U.S.C. 906

672

14 U.S.C. 907

672a

14 U.S.C. 908

673

14 U.S.C. 950

674

14 U.S.C. 909

675

14 U.S.C. 910

676

14 U.S.C. 911

676a

14 U.S.C. 912

677

14 U.S.C. 913

678

14 U.S.C. 951

679

14 U.S.C. 5105

680 (added by Pub. L. 104–324)

14 U.S.C. 2941

680 (added by Pub. L. 113–281)

14 U.S.C. 2944

681 (added by Pub. L. 104–324)

14 U.S.C. 2942

681 (added by Pub. L. 114–120)

14 U.S.C. 914

685

14 U.S.C. 2945

687

14 U.S.C. 2946

688

14 U.S.C. 2947

701

14 U.S.C. 3701

702

14 U.S.C. 3702

703

14 U.S.C. 3703

704

14 U.S.C. 3704

705

14 U.S.C. 3705

706

14 U.S.C. 3706

707

14 U.S.C. 3707

708

14 U.S.C. 3708

709

14 U.S.C. 3709

709a

14 U.S.C. 3710

710

14 U.S.C. 3711

711

14 U.S.C. 3712

712

14 U.S.C. 3713

713

14 U.S.C. 3714

720

14 U.S.C. 3731

721

14 U.S.C. 3732

722

14 U.S.C. 3733

723

14 U.S.C. 3734

724

14 U.S.C. 3735

725

14 U.S.C. 3736

726

14 U.S.C. 3737

727

14 U.S.C. 3738

728

14 U.S.C. 3739

729

14 U.S.C. 3740

730

14 U.S.C. 3741

731

14 U.S.C. 3742

732

14 U.S.C. 3743

733

14 U.S.C. 3744

734

14 U.S.C. 3745

735

14 U.S.C. 3746

736

14 U.S.C. 3747

737

14 U.S.C. 3748

738

14 U.S.C. 3749

739

14 U.S.C. 3750

740

14 U.S.C. 3751

741

14 U.S.C. 3752

742

14 U.S.C. 3753

743

14 U.S.C. 3754

744

14 U.S.C. 3755

745

14 U.S.C. 3756

746

14 U.S.C. 3757

821

14 U.S.C. 3901

822

14 U.S.C. 3902

823

14 U.S.C. 3903

823a

14 U.S.C. 3904

824

14 U.S.C. 3905

825

14 U.S.C. 3906

826

14 U.S.C. 3907

827

14 U.S.C. 3908

828

14 U.S.C. 3909

829

14 U.S.C. 3910

830

14 U.S.C. 3911

831

14 U.S.C. 3912

832

14 U.S.C. 3913

891

14 U.S.C. 4101

892

14 U.S.C. 4102

893

14 U.S.C. 4103

894

14 U.S.C. 4104

2701

14 U.S.C. 4901

2702

14 U.S.C. 4902

2703

14 U.S.C. 4903

2704

14 U.S.C. 4904

2901

14 U.S.C. 5101

2902

14 U.S.C. 5102

2903

14 U.S.C. 5103

2904

14 U.S.C. 5104

2905

14 U.S.C. 5106

2906

14 U.S.C. 5107

Table Showing Disposition of All Sections of Former Title 14

Title 14

Former Sections

Title 14

New Sections

1, 3, 4(a), (b)

467

2a

Elim.

3, 571

3a

481, 465, 488, 576

Rep.

41

5a–6

Rep.

6a

42

6b

47, 222, 462

6c

225

6d

224(c)

6e, 6f

433(a), (b)

4(c)

Rep.

41, 43

10

Rep.

10a

224(c), 226

10b–10f

Rep.

10g

432(a)

10h

432(b)

10i

Rep.

11

44, 45

11a

47, 48

12

47, 48

12a

Rep.

13

485(b)

14

Rep.

15

182, 183

15a

184

15a–1

182, 185

15b

187, 188

15c

187, 189

15d

186

15e

191

15f

190

15g

193

15h

194

15i

192

15j

Rep.

15k

476

16

223

16a, 16b

Rep.

16c

223

17

223

18

223, 224

19, 19a, 20

Rep.

20a

228, 461

20a–1

228

20a–2

301

20b

Rep.

20c

228

21

41, 225

21a

228, 301

21b

433(c)

22

632

23

352

24

Rep.

25

182

26

636

27

636

28

92(b), 144(a), 145(a)

29

88, 92(c), 93(b)

30

485(a)

31

144(b), 145(b)

31a

144(c)

31b

93(k)

31c

151

32, 33

(See former 131, 132)

34

632

34–1

T. 34 § 450b–1

34a

Rep.

35

351, 365, 367

35a

351, 367

35b

366

35c

367

35d

433(d)

36

651

37

651

38

Rep.

39

484

40, 40a

Rep.

41

505

41a

504

42

145(a)

43

(See former 127)

43a

641(a)

44

Rep.

45

89(a)

46

89(b)

47

89(c)

48

634(a)

48a

91

49

148

50

432(c)

50a

Rep. in part, elim. in part

50b

640

50c

643

50d

T. 37 § 31a.

50e

433(e).

50f–50j

T. 5 §§ 150p–150t

50k

90(a)

50l

90(b)

50m

81

50n

82

50o

81

51

89, 92(i)

52

89, 93(a)

53

88, 93(a)

54

93(c)

55

88, 93, (d)

56

Rep.

57

145(a)

58

632

59

Rep.

60

88

61

88(a)

62

88

63

88

64

638

65

Rep.

66

89

67

89

68

637

69

92(d), 93(h)

70

Rep.

71

646

72–74

Rep.

91

93(d), 632

92

633

93

92(c), 93(b)

94

92(c), 93(h)

95

92(a), 93(b)

96

92(f)

97

93(b), (c)

98

Rep.

98a

92(c), 93(b)

99

632

100–102

Rep.

103

632

104

88(a), 89(b)

105–107

Rep.

108

93(h), (i)

109

92(d), 93(h), (i)

110

93(m)

111

93(e)

112

93(b), (c)

121

461

121a–121c

Rep.

121d

433(h)

122–127

Rep.

127a

Elim.

128

Rep.

129

464

130, 130a

Elim.

131

92(i)

132

479

132a, 133

Rep.

133a

475

134

478(b)

135

478

136

Rep.

136a

466

137

Rep.

138

472

141

562

142

561

143

563, 564, 566, 567

144

569(a)

145

569(b)

146

570

147

575, 644

148

482

161

46

161a

49

162

49

162a

230, 232, 243, 303, 313, 423

162b

T. 34 § 428

163

Rep.

164, 165

240, 310

165a

241, 311

165b

240, 241, 310, 311

166

Rep.

167

423

167a

T. 37 § 26a

167b

Rep.

167b–1

Elim.

167b–2

483

167b–3

Elim.

167c

T. 34 § 399c–1

168

246, 315, 364

169

233, 241, 306, 311, 356

170

425, 635

171

234

172

233, 245, 306, 314, 356, 363

173

230, 303, 353

174

421(b)

174a

239, 309

175

231, 304, 354, 424

175a

238, 244

175b

235

175c

423

175d–175f

Rep.

176, 177

Rep.

178

431(a)

178a

431(b)

178b

431(c)

179

Rep.

180

432(d)

181

432(e)

182

433(f)

183

433(g)

185

357(a)

185a

355

185b

358

185c

359, 360

185d

357(a), (c), 423

185e

633

186

755(e)

191

Rep.

192

93(m)

193–196

500

201

226

202

Rep.

203

226(a)

204

226(a), 227

205

Rep.

206

302, 351

207, 208

Rep.

251–259

Rep.

260

821

261

822

262

823

263

821

264

825

265

826

266

827

266a

828

266b

829

267

830

268

831

269

Rep.

270

832

271

893

301

751

302

752

303

754

304

751

305

753, 754

306

755

307

756

308

757

309

758

310

759

311

755(c)

312

760

313

761

314, 315

Rep.

351

753, 823

352

891, 892

353

Rep.

354

894

381–388

Rep.

Positive Law; Citation

This title has been enacted into positive law by act Aug. 4, 1949, ch. 393, § 1, 63 Stat. 495, which provided in part that:

“Title 14 of the United States Code, entitled ‘Coast Guard’, is hereby revised, codified, and enacted into law, and may be cited as ‘14 U.S.C., § —.’ ”
Effective Date

Act Aug. 4, 1949, ch. 393, § 19, 63 Stat. 561, provided that:

“This Act shall take effect on the first day of the third month after approval by the President but shall not affect any proceedings commenced by or against any person prior to the effective date of this Act.”
Repeals

Act Aug. 4, 1949, ch. 393, § 20, 63 Stat. 561, repealed the sections or parts of sections of the Revised Statutes or Statutes at Large covering provisions codified in this act, with a proviso that “any rights or liabilities now existing under such sections or parts thereof shall not be affected by such repeal”.

Construction of Title I of Pub. L. 115–282

Pub. L. 115–282, title I, § 124, Dec. 4, 2018, 132 Stat. 4241, provided that:

“This title [see Tables for Classification], including the amendments made by this title, is intended only to reorganize title 14, United States Code, and may not be construed to alter—
“(1)
the effect of a provision of title 14, United States Code, including any authority or requirement therein;
“(2)
a department or agency interpretation with respect to title 14, United States Code; or
“(3)
a judicial interpretation with respect to title 14, United States Code.”
Legislative Construction of 1949 Enactment of Title 14

Act Aug. 4, 1949, ch. 393, § 3, 63 Stat. 557, provided that:

“No inference of a legislative construction is to be drawn by reason of the chapter in Title 14, Coast Guard, as set out in section 1 of this Act, in which any section is placed, nor by reason of the catch lines used in such title.”
Separability

Act Aug. 4, 1949, ch. 393, § 2, 63 Stat. 557, provided that:

“If any part of Title 14, United States Code, as enacted by section 1 of this Act, shall be held invalid the remainder of such title shall not be affected thereby.”
References to Sections of Title 14 as Redesignated by Pub. L. 115–282

Pub. L. 115–282, title I, § 123(a), (b)(1), Dec. 4, 2018, 132 Stat. 4240, provided that:

“(a) Definitions.—In this section [see Tables for classification], the following definitions apply:
“(1) Redesignated section.—
The term ‘redesignated section’ means a section of title 14, United States Code, that is redesignated by this title [see Tables for classification], as that section is so redesignated.
“(2) Source section.—
The term ‘source section’ means a section of title 14, United States Code, that is redesignated by this title, as that section was in effect before the redesignation.
“(b) Reference to Source Section.—
“(1) Treatment of reference.—
A reference to a source section, including a reference in a regulation, order, or other law, is deemed to refer to the corresponding redesignated section.”
Orders, Rules, and Regulations

Act Aug. 4, 1949, ch. 393, § 4, 63 Stat. 558, provided that:

“All orders, rules, and regulations of the Coast Guard in effect under provisions of law superseded or amended by this Act shall, to the extent they would have been authorized under this Act, remain in force and effect as the regulations and orders under the provisions of this Act and shall be administered and enforced under this Act as nearly as may be until specifically repealed, amended, or revised.”
Reduction in Grade, Rank, Pay, Allowances, and Benefits

Act Aug. 4, 1949, ch. 393, § 5, 63 Stat. 558, provided that:

“Nothing contained in this Act shall operate to abolish or reduce the grade, rank, rating, pay, allowances, or other benefits to which any person in the Coast Guard is entitled on the effective date of this Act.”