[USC02] 33 USC 1201: Statement of purpose
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33 USC 1201: Statement of purpose Text contains those laws in effect on November 17, 2019
From Title 33-NAVIGATION AND NAVIGABLE WATERSCHAPTER 24-VESSEL BRIDGE-TO-BRIDGE COMMUNICATION

§1201. Statement of purpose

It is the purpose of this chapter to provide a positive means whereby the operators of approaching vessels can communicate their intentions to one another through voice radio, located convenient to the operator's navigation station. To effectively accomplish this, there is need for a specific frequency or frequencies dedicated to the exchange of navigational information, on navigable waters of the United States.

( Pub. L. 92–63, §2, Aug. 4, 1971, 85 Stat. 164 .)

Short Title

Pub. L. 92–63, §1, Aug. 4, 1971, 85 Stat. 164 , provided: "That this Act [enacting this chapter] may be cited as the 'Vessel Bridge-to-Bridge Radiotelephone Act'."

Effective Date

Pub. L. 92–63, §10, Aug. 4, 1971, 85 Stat. 165 , provided that: "This Act [enacting this chapter] shall become effective May 1, 1971, or six months after the promulgation of regulations which would implement its provisions, whichever is later." See 47 CFR 83.701 et seq.