46 U.S. Code § 51902 - Gallant Ship Award
(a) Awards to Vessels.— The Secretary of Transportation may award a Gallant Ship Award and a citation to a vessel (including a foreign vessel) participating in outstanding or gallant action in a marine disaster or other emergency to save life or property at sea. The Secretary may award a plaque to the vessel, and a replica of the plaque may be preserved as a permanent historical record.
(b) Awards to Crews.— The Secretary of Transportation may award an appropriate citation ribbon bar to the master and each individual serving, at the time of the action, on a vessel issued an award under subsection (a).
Source(Pub. L. 109–304, § 8(b),Oct. 6, 2006, 120 Stat. 1584.)
|Revised Section||Source (U.S. Code)||Source (Statutes at Large)|
|Pub. L. 100–324, § 4, May 30, 1988, 102 Stat. 576.|
In subsection (a), the words “a vessel (including a foreign vessel)” are substituted for “a United States vessel or to a foreign-flag vessel” to eliminate unnecessary words.