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46 U.S. Code § 30106 - Time limit on bringing maritime action for personal injury or death

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Except as otherwise provided by law, a civil action for damages for personal injury or death arising out of a maritime tort must be brought within 3 years after the cause of action arose.

Historical and Revision Notes



Source (U.S. Code)

Source (Statutes at Large)


46 App.:763a.

Pub. L. 96–382, § 1, Oct. 6, 1980, 94 Stat. 1525.

The words “civil action” are substituted for “suit” for consistency with rule 2 of the Federal Rules or Civil Procedure (28 App. U.S.C.). The words “or both” are omitted as unnecessary. The words “must be brought” are substituted for “shall not be maintained unless commenced” for clarity and consistency. The word “arose” is substituted for “accrued” for consistency in the revised title.