[USC02] 46 USC 10321: General penalty
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46 USC 10321: General penalty Text contains those laws in effect on February 24, 2020
From Title 46-SHIPPINGSubtitle II-Vessels and SeamenPart G-Merchant Seamen Protection and ReliefCHAPTER 103-FOREIGN AND INTERCOASTAL VOYAGES

§10321. General penalty

(a) A person violating any provision of this chapter or a regulation prescribed under this chapter is liable to the United States Government for a civil penalty of not more than $5,000.

(b) The vessel is liable in rem for any penalty assessed under this section.

( Pub. L. 98–89, Aug. 26, 1983, 97 Stat. 569 ; Pub. L. 103–206, title IV, §412, Dec. 20, 1993, 107 Stat. 2437 .)

Historical and Revision Notes
Revised sectionSource section (U.S. Code)
10321 46:567

46:568

46:571

46:661

46:665

Section 10321 makes a vessel on which a seaman is carried to sea in violation of this chapter or regulation prescribed under this chapter liable in rem to the United States Government for a civil penalty of $200 for each seaman carried in violation.

Amendments

1993-Pub. L. 103–206 amended heading and text of section generally. Prior to amendment, text read as follows: "The owner, charterer, managing operator, agent, or master of a vessel on which a seaman is carried in violation of this chapter or a regulation prescribed under this chapter is liable to the United States Government for a civil penalty of $200 for each seaman carried in violation. The vessel also is liable in rem for the penalty."