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46 U.S. Code § 80303 - Speed of vessel in ice region

(a) Requirement.—
The master of a vessel of the United States, when ice is reported on or near the vessel’s course, shall proceed at a moderate speed or change the course of the vessel to go well clear of the danger zone.
(b) Civil Penalty.—
A master violating this section is liable to the United States Government for a civil penalty of not more than $500.

Historical and Revision Notes



Source (U.S. Code)

Source (Statutes at Large)


46 App.:738c.

June 25, 1936, ch. 807, § 4, 49 Stat. 1923.

In subsection (b), the words “liable to the United States Government for a civil penalty” are substituted for “liable to a fine” for clarity and for consistency in the revised title. The words “for each offense” are omitted as unnecessary.