46 U.S. Code § 3311 - Certificate of inspection required

(a)
Except as provided in subsection (b), a vessel subject to inspection under this part may not be operated without having on board a certificate of inspection issued under section 3309 of this title.
(b) The Secretary may direct the owner, charterer, managing operator, agent, master, or individual in charge of a vessel subject to inspection under this chapter and not having on board a certificate of inspection—
(1)
to have the vessel proceed to mooring and remain there until a certificate of inspection is issued;
(2)
to take immediate steps necessary for the safety of the vessel, individuals on board the vessel, or the environment; or
(3)
to have the vessel proceed to a place to make repairs necessary to obtain a certificate of inspection.

Historical and Revision Notes

Revised section

Source section (U.S. Code)

3311

46:390c

46:395

46:399

Section 3311 prohibits the operation of a vessel subject to inspection without having on board a valid certificate of inspection.

Editorial Notes
Amendments

1984—Pub. L. 98–498 designated existing provisions as subsec. (a), substituted “Except as provided in subsection (b), a vessel” for “A vessel”, struck out “valid” before “certificate of inspection”, and added subsec. (b).

Statutory Notes and Related Subsidiaries
Effective Date

Section effective Apr. 15, 1984, see section 2(g)(1) of Pub. L. 98–89, set out as a note under section 3101 of this title.