46 U.S. Code § 12131 - Command of documented vessels

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(a) In General.— Except as provided in subsection (b), a documented vessel may be placed under the command only of a citizen of the United States.
(b) Exceptions.— Subsection (a) does not apply to—
(1) a vessel with only a recreational endorsement; or
(2) an unmanned barge operating outside of the territorial waters of the United States.


(Pub. L. 109–304, § 5,Oct. 6, 2006, 120 Stat. 1505; Pub. L. 110–181, div. C, title XXXV, § 3529(a)(3),Jan. 28, 2008, 122 Stat. 603.)

Historical and Revision Notes
Revised Section Source (U.S. Code) Source (Statutes at Large)


2008—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 110–181substituted “command” for “commmand”.


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