46 U.S. Code § 12301 - Numbering vessels
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(a) An undocumented vessel equipped with propulsion machinery of any kind shall have a number issued by the proper issuing authority in the State in which the vessel principally is operated.
Source(Pub. L. 98–89, Aug. 26, 1983, 97 Stat. 590; Pub. L. 102–587, title V, § 5305,Nov. 4, 1992, 106 Stat. 5083.)
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Section 12301 requires that undocumented vessels that are propelled by machinery be issued an identification number by the proper issuing authority in the State in which the vessel is primarily operated.
1992—Pub. L. 102–587designated existing provisions as subsec. (a) and added subsec. (b).