[USC02] 46 USC 10301: Application
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46 USC 10301: Application Text contains those laws in effect on August 19, 2019
From Title 46-SHIPPINGSubtitle II-Vessels and SeamenPart G-Merchant Seamen Protection and ReliefCHAPTER 103-FOREIGN AND INTERCOASTAL VOYAGES

§10301. Application

(a) Except as otherwise specifically provided, this chapter applies to a vessel of the United States-

(1) on a voyage between a port in the United States and a port in a foreign country (except a port in Canada, Mexico, or the West Indies); or

(2) of at least 75 gross tons as measured under section 14502 of this title, or an alternate tonnage measured under section 14302 of this title as prescribed by the Secretary under section 14104 of this title on a voyage between a port of the United States on the Atlantic Ocean and a port of the United States on the Pacific Ocean.


(b) This chapter does not apply to a vessel on which the seamen are entitled by custom or agreement to share in the profit or result of a voyage or to riding gang members.

(c) Unless otherwise provided, this chapter does not apply to a foreign vessel.

( Pub. L. 98–89, Aug. 26, 1983, 97 Stat. 561 ; Pub. L. 104–324, title VII, §737, Oct. 19, 1996, 110 Stat. 3941 ; Pub. L. 109–241, title III, §312(c)(2), July 11, 2006, 120 Stat. 533 .)

Historical and Revision Notes
Revised sectionSource section (U.S. Code)
10301 46:564

46:566

46:574

Section 10301 specifies that vessels on foreign and intercoastal voyages (except for fishing vessels and foreign vessels) are subject to the seamen protection and relief provisions contained in chapter 103.

Amendments

2006-Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 109–241 inserted "or to riding gang members" after "voyage".

1996-Subsec. (a)(2). Pub. L. 104–324 inserted "as measured under section 14502 of this title, or an alternate tonnage measured under section 14302 of this title as prescribed by the Secretary under section 14104 of this title" after "75 gross tons".