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46 U.S. Code § 53904 - Liability insurance for persons involved in war or defense efforts

(a) In General.—The Secretary of Transportation may provide insurance under this chapter against legal liability that a person may incur in providing services or facilities for a vessel if, in the opinion of the Secretary, the insurance—
is required in prosecuting a war or for national defense; and
cannot be obtained at reasonable rates or on reasonable terms and conditions from approved companies authorized to do insurance business in a State of the United States.
(b) Limitations.—
Employer liability insurance and worker compensation insurance against legal liability to employees may not be provided under this section.

Historical and Revision Notes



Source (U.S. Code)

Source (Statutes at Large)


46 App.:1286.

June 29, 1936, ch. 858, title XII, § 1206, as added Sept. 7, 1950, ch. 906, 64 Stat. 774; Aug. 3, 1956, ch. 929, § 5, 70 Stat. 986.

In subsection (a), the words “a vessel” are substituted for “any American- or foreign-flag vessel, public or private” to eliminate unnecessary words.