[USC02] 46 USC 57533: Vessel chartering authority
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46 USC 57533: Vessel chartering authority Text contains those laws in effect on January 16, 2020
From Title 46-SHIPPINGSubtitle V-Merchant MarinePart F-Government-Owned Merchant VesselsCHAPTER 575-CONSTRUCTION, CHARTER, AND SALE OF VESSELSSUBCHAPTER III-MISCELLANEOUS
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§57533. Vessel chartering authority

The Secretary of Transportation may enter into contracts or other agreements on behalf of the United States to purchase, charter, operate, or otherwise acquire the use of any vessels documented under chapter 121 of this title and any other related real or personal property. The Secretary is authorized to use this authority as the Secretary deems appropriate.

(Added Pub. L. 110–181, div. C, title XXXV, §3511(a), Jan. 28, 2008, 122 Stat. 593 .)