46 U.S. Code § 80302 - Patrol services
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(a) General Requirements.— Unless the agreements made under section 80301 of this title provide otherwise, an ice patrol shall be maintained during the entire ice season in guarding the southeastern, southern, and southwestern limits of the region of icebergs in the vicinity of the Grand Banks of Newfoundland. The patrol shall inform trans-Atlantic and other passing vessels by radio and other available means of the ice conditions and the extent of the dangerous region. During the ice season, there shall be maintained a service of study of ice and current conditions, a service of providing assistance to vessels and crews requiring assistance, and a service of removing and destroying derelicts. Any of these services may be maintained during the remainder of the year as may be advisable.
(b) Warnings to Vessels.— An ice patrol vessel shall warn any vessel known to be approaching a dangerous area and recommend safe routes.
(c) Recording and Reporting Incidents.—
(1) Recording.— An ice patrol vessel shall record the name of a vessel and the facts of the case when the patrol observes or knows that the vessel—
(B) has crossed the fishing banks of Newfoundland north of latitude 43 degrees north during the fishing season; or
(d) Administration.— The Commandant of the Coast Guard, under the direction of the Secretary of the department in which the Coast Guard is operating, shall carry out the services provided for in this section and shall assign necessary vessels, material, and personnel of the Coast Guard. On request of such Secretary, the head of an agency may detail personnel, lend or contribute material or equipment, or otherwise assist in carrying out the services provided for in this section.
Source(Pub. L. 109–304, § 11,Oct. 6, 2006, 120 Stat. 1692.)
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|June 25, 1936, ch. 807, § 2, 49 Stat. 1922; Pub. L. 89–670, § 6(b)(1), Oct. 15, 1966, 80 Stat. 938.|
In subsection (d), the words “Secretary of the department in which the Coast Guard is operating” are substituted for “Secretary of Transportation” because of the transfer of the Coast Guard to the Department of Homeland Security (except when operating as a service in the Navy) by section 888 of the Homeland Security Act of 2002 (Pub. L. 107–296, 116 Stat. 2249). See also sections 1 and 3 of title 14, as amended by section 1704(a) of such Act (116 Stat. 2314).