While assigned to authorized Coast Guard duty, any motorboat or yacht shall be deemed to be a public vessel of the United States and a vessel of the Coast Guard within the meaning of sections 937 and 938 of this title and other applicable provisions of law.
14 U.S. Code § 3908 - Vessel deemed public vessel
Changes were made in phraseology. 81st Congress, House Report No. 557.
2018—Pub. L. 115–282, § 123(b)(2), substituted “sections 937 and 938” for “sections 646 and 647”.
1996—Pub. L. 104–324 reenacted section catchline without change and amended text generally. Prior to amendment, text read as follows: “Any motorboat or yacht, while assigned to authorized Coast Guard duty shall be deemed to be a public vessel of the United States, and within the meaning of section 646 of this title shall be deemed to be a vessel of the Coast Guard.”