46 U.S. Code § 3203 - Safety management system
Safety management system
(a)In General.—The Secretary shall prescribe regulations which establish a safety management system for responsible persons and vessels to which this chapter applies, including—
defined levels of authority and lines of communications between, and among, personnel on shore and on the vessel;
(b)Compliance With Code.—
(c) In prescribing regulations for passenger vessels and small passenger vessels, the Secretary shall consider—
the characteristics, methods of operation, and nature of the service of these vessels; and
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