46 U.S. Code § 2304 - Duty to provide assistance at sea
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(1) A master or individual in charge of a vessel shall render assistance to any individual found at sea in danger of being lost, so far as the master or individual in charge can do so without serious danger to the master’s or individual’s vessel or individuals on board.
Source(Pub. L. 98–89, Aug. 26, 1983, 97 Stat. 509; Pub. L. 109–304, § 15(8),Oct. 6, 2006, 120 Stat. 1703.)
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Section 2304 requires a master or individual in charge of a vessel to render assistance to those in danger at sea if able to do so without seriously endangering the vessel or crew.
2006—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 109–304designated existing provisions as par. (1) and added par. (2).