Laws Relating to Shipping and Merchant Marine

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1960


Act of February 20 1929 extract from U S Shipping Board Public
Act of June 30 1932 extract from Reorganization of Shipping Board
Act of March 1 1933 to amend article 5 of the Act of Congress approved
Act of March 27 1934 to establish the composition of the United States
Act of June 20 1924 to amend section 928 of the Revised Statutes to vest
Act of June 30 1932 to amend section 5 of the Suits in Admiralty
Act of August 21 1935 to amend and supplement the steering rules
Act of August 29 1935 relative to limitation of shipowners liability
Act of June 5 1920 an act to provide for the promotion and maintenance
Act of May 13 1936 to amend section 981 of title 4 and section 843
Act of May 20 1936 to amend section 4321 Revised Statutes Public
Act of June 16 1936 amending the Shipping Act 1916 as amended
Act of June 20 1936 to provide for the modification of the contract
Act of June 25 1936 to amend section 3b of an act entitled An act
Act of June 29 1936 to further the development and maintenance of
Act of August 31 1935 providing for the prohibition of the export
Act of June 19 1936 to authorize the Secretary of the Treasury to permit
Act of June 16 1937 to expedite the dispatch of vessels from certain ports
Act of June 28 1937 extract from for the protection of the northern
Act of August 16 1937 to provide more effectively for the marketing
Act of May 11 1938 to amend section 6 of the act approved May 27 1936
Act of May 31 1938 to amend the act approved June 19 1934 entitled
Act of June 29 1938 to amend H R 10672 75th Cong 3d sess entitled
Act of June 21 1938 authorizing the United States Maritime Commis
Act of May 1 1937 to amend the joint resolution approved August
Act of April 5 1938 to authorize compacts or agreements between
Act of March 29 1939 to exempt all vessels of the United States of less
Act of June 6 1939 to amend section 509 of the Merchant Marine Act
Act of August 1 1939 to provide for the registry of pursers and surgeons
Act of August 7 1939 to amend sections 712 802 and 902 of the Merchant
Act of August 10 1939 to admit the Americanowned barges Prari
Act of March 28 1940 to amend the act of June 15 1917 as amended
Act of April 30 1940 to provide for rearrangement of the location of
Act of June 13 1940 to amend the Canal Zone Act Public Law No 626
Act of June 28 1940 to expedite national defense Public Law No 671
Act of June 29 1940 to amend the Merchant Marine Act 1936
Act of August 27 1940 to permit American vessels to assist in the evacua
Act of October 9 1940 to amend section 4472 of the Revised Statutes
Act of October 10 1940 to expedite national defense by suspending
Act of June 26 1940 to amend section 4 of Public Res No 54 approved
Act of July 18 1940 making an appropriation to enable the United States
Act of May 2 1941 to make emergency provision for certain activities
Act of June 23 1941 to extend certain provisions of Title X of the Mer
Act of July 15 1941 to authorize the construction of Coast Guard cutters
Act of December 23 1941 to establish the composition of the U S Navy
Act of March 6 1942 to extend and amend Subtitle Insurance of Title II
Act of March 13 1944 to provide cash awards to personnel of the Maritime
Act of July 9 1942 to establish the composition of the U S Navy
Act of August 8 1946 providing for a medal for service in the merchant
Act of March 7 1947 to authorize the U S Maritime Commission to make
Act of July 22 1947 to create an Academic Advisory Board for the U
Act of August 4 1947 to provide for the exploration investigation develop
Act of April 27 1948 to prohibit the operation of gambling ships Public
Act of June 19 1948 for the extension of admiralty jurisdiction Public
Act of May 17 1949 to authorize the cancellation and release of an agree
Act of June 29 1949 to continue the authority of the Maritime Commis
Act of August 9 1950 to authorize the President to control the anchorage
Act of September 23 1950 to amend section 4474 of the Revised Statutes
Act of March 10 1951 to authorize the construction of modern naval
Act of October 10 1951 authorizing vessels of Canadian registry
Act of October 12 1951 to authorize the use of the incompleted submarine
Act of July 16 1952 to extend the provisions of the act of May 20 1926
Act of June 26 1953 to amend the act of October 11 1951 authorizing
Act of August 8 1953 to amend the Northern Pacific Halibut Act of 1937
Act of June 18 1954 to amend section 1923 a of Title 28 United States
Act of July 15 1954 to provide for the revocation or denial of merchant
Act of August 9 1954 to extend emergency foreign merchant vessels acqui
Act of August 13 1954 to repeal certain World War II laws relating
Act of August 20 1954 to provide an immediate program for the moderni
Act of August 23 1954 to authorize the Secretary of the Navy to dispose
Act of May 7 1955 to provide transportation on Canadian vessels
Act of August 11 1955 to amend section 313 of the Agricultural Adjust
Act of May 14 1956 to authorize the construction and conversion of cer
Act of June 4 1956 to amend section 4482 of the Revised Statutes
Act of June 4 1956 to amend section 4153 of the Revised Statutes
Act of June 25 1956 to clarify section 1103d of Title XI of the Mer
Act of July 11 1956 to amend Title VII of the Merchant Marine Act
Act of July 30 1956 to amend Title VII of the Merchant Marine Act
Act of August 3 1956 to provide for a study by the Federal Communica
Act of August 6 1956 to extend the operation of the Emergency Ship
Act of August 8 1956 to promote the fishing industry in the United States
Act of August 22 1957 to revise the definition of contract carrier by motor
Act of September 4 1957 to facilitate the conduct of fishing operations
Act of June 30 1958 to provide transportation on Canadian vessels between
Act of August 14 1958 to amend the Act of June 7 1897 as amended
Act of August 21 1958 to authorize the Secretary of Commerce to make
Act of August 23 1958 to amend section 4426 of the Revised Statutes
Act of June 23 1959 to amend Title 10 United States Code to authorize
Act of July 31 1959 to amend title XI of the Merchant Marine Act 1936
Act of September 9 1959 to amend section 4488 of the Revised Statutes
Act of May 13 1960 to remove the requirement that of the Chief
Act of June 1 1960 to authorize the loan of one submarine to Canada
Act of July 5 1960 to authorize the exchange of certain war built vessels
Act of July 12 1960 to amend the Interstate Commerce Act as amended
Act of September 2 1960 to amend Title XI of the Merchant Marine Act

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Page 111 - ... a bright white light so constructed as to show an unbroken light over an arc of the horizon of twenty points of the compass, so fixed as to throw the light ten points on each side of the vessel, namely, from right ahead to two points abaft the beam on either side, and of such character as to be visible at a distance of at least five miles.
Page 602 - In obeying and construing these rules due regard shall be had to all dangers of navigation and collision, and to any special circumstances which may render a departure from the above rules necessary in order to avoid immediate danger.
Page 267 - States the sum of $100 for each and every day of the continuance of such failure, which forfeiture shall be payable into the Treasury of the United States, and shall be recoverable in a civil suit in the name of the United States...
Page 316 - Any and all notes, debentures, bonds, or other such obligations issued by the corporation shall be exempt both as to principal and interest from all taxation (except surtaxes, estate, inheritance, and gift taxes) now or hereafter imposed by the United States, by any Territory, dependency, or possession thereof, or by any State, county, municipality, or local taxing authority.
Page 171 - The notice in writing need not be given if the state of the goods has at the time of their receipt been the subject of joint survey or inspection. In any event, the carrier and the ship shall be discharged from all liability in respect of loss or damage unless suit is brought within one year after delivery of the goods or the date when the goods should have been delivered...
Page 648 - ... feet above the hull, one such light, and at or near the stern of the vessel, and at such a height that it shall be not less than 15 feet lower than the forward light,, another such light.
Page 645 - Whenever, as in the case of small vessels under way during bad weather, the green and red side lights cannot be fixed, these lights shall be kept at hand, lighted and ready for use : and shall, on the approach of or to other vessels, be exhibited on their respective sides in sufficient time to prevent collision, in such manner as to make them most visible, and so that the green light shall not be seen on the port side nor the red light on the starboard side, nor, if practicable, more than two points...
Page 651 - When two steam vessels are meeting end on, or nearly end on, so as to involve risk of collision, each shall alter her course to starboard, so that each may pass on the port side of the other.
Page 208 - ... (c) owned and operated under the United States flag by citizens of the United States insofar as may be practicable, and (d) composed of the best-equipped, safest, and most suitable types of vessels, constructed in the United States and manned with a trained and efficient citizen personnel. It is hereby declared to be the policy of the United States to foster the development and encourage the maintenance of such a merchant marine.
Page v - An Act to punish acts of interference with the foreign relations, the neutrality, and the foreign commerce of the United States, to punish espionage, and better to enforce the criminal laws of the United States, and for other purposes...

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