[USC02] 46 USC 51501: General support program
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46 USC 51501: General support program Text contains those laws in effect on August 13, 2020
From Title 46-SHIPPINGSubtitle V-Merchant MarinePart B-Merchant Marine ServiceCHAPTER 515-STATE MARITIME ACADEMY SUPPORT PROGRAM

§51501. General support program

(a) Assistance to State Maritime Academies.-The Secretary of Transportation shall cooperate with and assist State maritime academies in providing instruction to individuals to prepare them for service in the merchant marine of the United States.

(b) Course Development.-The Secretary shall provide to each State maritime academy guidance and assistance in developing courses on the operation and maintenance of new vessels, on equipment, and on innovations being introduced to the merchant marine of the United States.

(c) American Maritime Centers of Excellence.-The Secretary shall designate each State maritime academy as an American Maritime Center of Excellence.

( Pub. L. 109–304, §8(b), Oct. 6, 2006, 120 Stat. 1577 ; Pub. L. 116–92, div. C, title XXXV, §3505, Dec. 20, 2019, 133 Stat. 1970 .)

Historical and Revision Notes


Source (U.S. Code)Source (Statutes at Large)
51501(a) 46 App.:1295c(a). June 29, 1936, ch. 858, title XIII, §1304(a), (d)(2), as added Pub. L. 96–453, §2, Oct. 15, 1980, 94 Stat. 2003 , 2004.
51501(b) 46 App.:1295c(d)(2).


2019-Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 116–92 added subsec. (c).