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

§ 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.
Employer liability insurance and worker compensation insurance against legal liability to employees may not be provided under this section.
(Pub. L. 109–304, § 8(c), Oct. 6, 2006, 120 Stat. 1628.)

Historical and Revision Notes



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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.

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