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