14 U.S. Code § 527 - Safety of vessels of the Armed Forces
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Based on title 14, U.S.C., 1946 ed., § 48a (Nov. 15, 1941, ch. 471, § 1, 55 Stat. 763).
Changes were made in phraseology. 81st Congress, House Report No. 557.
Section 13 of the Ports and Waterways Safety Act, referred to in subsec. (c), was repealed by Pub. L. 115–282, title IV, § 402(e), Dec. 4, 2018, 132 Stat. 4264. See Transitional and Savings Provisions note preceding section 101 of Title 46, Shipping, and section 70036 of Title 46.
Presidential Proclamation No. 5928, referred to in subsec. (d), is set out under section 1331 of Title 43, Public Lands.
2018—Pub. L. 115–282, § 318(a)(1), substituted “vessels of the Armed Forces” for “naval vessels” in section catchline.
Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 115–282, § 318(a)(3), substituted “senior officer present in command” for “senior naval officer present in command” and “vessel of the Armed Forces” for “United States naval vessel”.
Subsec. (e). Pub. L. 115–282, § 318(a)(4), added subsec. (e).
2006—Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 109–241 added subsec. (d).
1986—Pub. L. 99–640 amended section generally. Prior to amendment, section read as follows: “The captain of the port, Coast Guard district commander, or other officer of the Coast Guard designated by the Commandant thereof, or the Governor of the Panama Canal in the case of the territory and waters of the Canal Zone, shall so control the anchorage and movement of any vessel, foreign or domestic, in the territorial waters of the United States, as to insure the safety or security of such United States naval vessels as may be present in his jurisdiction. In territorial waters of the United States where immediate action is required, or where representatives of the Coast Guard are not present, or not present in sufficient force to exercise effective control of shipping as provided herein, the senior naval officer present in command of any naval force may control the anchorage or movement of any vessel, foreign or domestic, to the extent deemed necessary to insure the safety and security of his command.”