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46 U.S. Code § 10908 - Penalty for sending unseaworthy vessel to sea

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A person that knowingly sends or attempts to send, or that is a party to sending or attempting to send, a vessel of the United States to sea, in an unseaworthy state that is likely to endanger the life of an individual, shall be fined not more than $1,000, imprisoned for not more than 5 years, or both.

(Pub. L. 98–89, Aug. 26, 1983, 97 Stat. 577.)

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Section 10908 provides a penalty for a person knowingly sending or attempting to send an unseaworthy vessel to sea.