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

§ 12131.
Command of documented vessels
(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—
a vessel with only a recreational endorsement; or
an unmanned barge operating outside of the territorial waters of the United States.

Historical and Revision Notes



Source (U.S. Code)

Source (Statutes at Large)




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


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