46 USC 3704: Coastwise trade vessels
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TEXT OF PART V OF SUBTITLE A (3001 ET SEQ.), EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2022, CURRENTLY SET OUT AS A PREVIEW

46 USC 3704: Coastwise trade vessels Text contains those laws in effect on September 26, 2021
From Title 46-SHIPPINGSubtitle II-Vessels and SeamenPart B-Inspection and Regulation of VesselsCHAPTER 37-CARRIAGE OF LIQUID BULK DANGEROUS CARGOES

§3704. Coastwise trade vessels

A segregated ballast tank, a crude oil washing system, or an inert gas system, required by this chapter or a regulation prescribed under this chapter, on a vessel entitled to engage in the coastwise trade under chapter 551 of this title shall be installed in the United States (except the trust territories). A vessel failing to comply with this section may not engage in the coastwise trade.

( Pub. L. 98–89, Aug. 26, 1983, 97 Stat. 522 ; Pub. L. 109–304, §15(16), Oct. 6, 2006, 120 Stat. 1703 .)

Historical and Revision Notes
Revised sectionSource section (U.S. Code)
3704 46:391a(7)

Section 3704 requires any tank vessel that is entitled to engage in the coastwise trade to install certain equipment in the United States under the penalty of losing coastwise trading privileges if the installation work is done in a foreign country.


Editorial Notes

Amendments

2006-Pub. L. 109–304 substituted "chapter 551 of this title" for "section 27 of the Merchant Marine Act, 1920 (46 App. U.S.C. 883),".