Navigation Laws of the United States, 1915

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1915 - Maritime law - 585 pages

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Contents

Gross tonnage
24
Deck houses breaks etc
26
Open vessels
27
Deductions for other purposes
29
Deductions for propelling power
30
Register tonnage
31
Vessels exempt from measurement
32
DOCUMENTS OF VESSELS 33 Carpenters certificate 33
33
Masters oath of citizenship
34
Form of register
36
Custody and surrender of register
37
Registers to corporations 38
38
Change of owner
39
Mortgage and bill of sale
40
Sale to alien 45 Loss of register 41
41
Failure to deliver former register
42
OFFICERS OF MERCHANT VESSELS
54
Corporal punishment prohibited 109 Procedure 110 Form of articles of agreement 111 Account of apprentices on board 112 Scale of provisions to b...
59
Owners or masters may ship seamen in certain cases
62
Shipment of seamen in the coasting or nearby foreign trade
68
Wages
74
Desertion of seamen abroad
80
Offenses and punishments
86
SEAWORTHINESS SUPPLIES LOG BOOK 120 Unseaworthy vessels 121 Inspection of hulls and equipment 122 Seagoing barges 123 Inspection o...
100
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108
LIABILITY OF OWNERS MASTERS AND SHIPPERS 131 Liability of owners masters and shippers 132 Act of February 13 1893 Harter Act 133 G...
110
INSPECTION OF STEAM VESSELS 134 General provisions 135 Inspection of registered foreignbuilt vessels 136 Manning of inspected vessels 137...
115
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126
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156
PASSENGER ACT OF 1882
159
Accommodations 153 Light and
162
Provisions 155 Medical attendance
163
Discipline and cleanliness
164
Privacy of passengers 158 Explosives cattle
165
Boarding vessel passenger list
166
Death of passenger
167
Penalties
168
163
169
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171
Discriminating tonnage taxes 172
172
Alien tonnage taxes in exceptional cases 168 Light money in exceptional cases
173
Consular tonnage charges
174
DISCRIMINATION AND RETALIATION 171 Discrimination against American vessels
175
Discrimination against products of the United States
177
Vessels of nations not assimilated by treaty to American vessels
178
Discriminating duties
179
ENTRY AND CLEARANCE 177 Clearance
180
Form of outward manifest
181
Form of clearance
182
Liveoak timber
183
Oath of ownership on entry
184
Deposit of papers
185
War documents passports sea letters
186
Illegal boarding of vessel
187
Boarding and search of vessel
188
Seizure of vessels or merchandise
189
Exemption from forfeiture
192
Moieties Informers and customs officers awards
193
Procedure
195
Oaths of masters and owners
197
ENTRY OF MERCHANDISE 198 Definitions
198
Ports of entry
199
Special inward manifest for Treasury Department
200
Cargo in bulk
201
Inspection of merchandise laden for export
202
Vessels exempt from entry
203
TARIFF PROVISIONS DIRECTLY RELATING TO VESSELS
237
DOMESTIC COMMERCE Page 267 Great districts
252
Entry within a great district
253
Coasting trade via Isthmus of Panama
254
Entry to another great district
255
Exemption on the Mississippi and tributaries
256
Sea stores
257
Registered vessels in the coasting trade
258
Foreign vessels on coasting voyages
259
Penalties for violation of coasting laws
260
Forfeiture of vessel and merchandise
261
TRADE WITH HAWAII 283 General provisions
262
Forms and penalties
263
Seamens laws
264
TRADE WITH PORTO Rico 289 General provisions
265
Quarantine and public health
266
Wharves and piers
267
TRADE WITH THE PHILIPPINES 294 Treaty of peace
268
Vessels and coasting trade
269
Tariff and internal revenue
270
Aids to navigation and commerce
273
TRADE WITH ALASKA 299 Coasting laws
274
Transfer of cargo
275
Transit in bond
276
SEAL HUNTING AND ALASKA FISHERIES
278
Convention with Great Britain Japan and Russia effective December 309 Act of August 24 1912
280
Regulations for the protection of furbearing animals in Alaska dated March 8 1911 Department of Commerce
283
Report to Congress
284
Alien fishermen in Alaska
288
QUARANTINE AND BILLS OF HEALTH 315 Consular bill of health
291
Quarantine regulations
292
Quarantine inspection
294
Suspension of commerce
295
Penalties
296
Detention on board
311
Public charges
313
Place of deportation
314
Foreign officials
315
Immigration to Philippines
316
OCEAN MAIL SERVICE 347 Ocean mail act of 1891
317
General ocean mail service
320
WRECKS 349 Report of wrecks
324
Canadian wrecks
325
Wrecks in Florida waters
326
Coast GUARD CUTTERS 353 Coast Guard cutters
327
REMISSION OF FINES AND PENALTIES 354 Remission of fines and penalties
329
CATTLE LIVE STOCK AND DAIRY TRADE 355 Regulation of cattle ships
331
Horses and horse meat
333
Diseased cattle
334
Exportation of diseased live stock
335
Care of cattle in domestic trade
337
362 Neat cattle
339
Inspection of butter and dairy products
340
ADULTERATED PRODUCTS 364 General provision
342
OPIUM TRADE 366 Opium trade
346
RULES TO PREVENT COLLISIONS 367 Duty to stay by
350
Motorboat law
351
International rules of 1897
353
Consideration of future rules
367
Limits of application of international and inland or local rules
378
Rules for the Great Lakes and the St Lawrence River as far east as Montreal
382
Rules for the Red River of the North and rivers emptying into Gulf of Mexico and their tributaries
388
River navigation
393
Rules for the St Marys River
394
AIDS TO NAVIGATION 378 Assistance by United States vessels
396
Lights and buoys
397
Storm and weather signals
398
Interference with range lights
399
Anchorage grounds
400
OBSTRUCTIONS TO NAVIGATION 388 Improvements by private or municipal corporations
401
General obstructions
407
Penalties
408
Impairing public works
410
Log regulations
411
Penalties
412
Bridge spans
413
Bridge piers and abutments 414
414
Drawbridges
415
Speed of vessels navigation of canals
417
Mississippi River passes
418
NEW YORK HARBOR 405 New York Harbor
419
RADIO COMMUNICATION 406 Wireless ship act
424
Enforcement of wirelesscommunication laws treaties and conventions
425
OFFENSES AGAINST NEUTRALITY 409 Offenses against neutrality
434
GUANO ISLANDS 410 Guano islands
438
MISCELLANEOUS 411 Lifesaving medals
440
Rescuing shipwrecked American seamen
441
Instruction at military schools
442
Instruction in shipbuilding
443
North Atlantic fisheries
444
Navy ration
445
Export of arms to American countries
446
Panama Canal
447
Great LakesAtlantic Canal
457
Employment of vessels of the United States for public purposes
458
Exemption of private property at sea
459
Liens on vessels
460
Enforcement of navigation laws
461
Assistance and salvage at sea
462
LEGAL PROCEDURE 434 Jurisdiction of district courts
464
Summary trial
466
CRIMES 437 Place of trial
468
Murder
469
Rape
470
Robbery
471
Miscellaneous offenses
472
Mutiny
473
Wrecking
474
Crimes on the Great Lakes
475
PIRACY 458 Piracy
476
Crimes deemed piracy
477
PROTECTION OF SUBMARINE CABLES Page 460 Protection of submarine cables
479
ADMINISTRATIVE AND EXECUTIVE OFFICES 461 Department of Commerce
482
Bureau of Navigation
486
Shipping commissioners
488
Customs officers
489
SteamboatInspection Service
496
Public Health Service
501
Immigration and Naturalization Bureau
503
Coast Guard
506
LifeSaving Service
508
Coast Guard
512
Treasury agents
516
Alaska seal agents
517
Coast and Geodetic Survey
518
District court commissioners
519
Unauthorized services
520
FEES PAYABLE BY PRIVATE PERSONS 477 Fees on vessels payable by private persons
522
Customs districts and ports of entry
527
Power to designate ports and subports
533
CONSULATES OF THE UNITED STATES 480 Consulates of the United States
535
1 Revised Statutes and amendments
539
Acts subsequent to Revised Statutes
550
Alphabetical index
557

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Page 314 - ... organized government, or who advocates or teaches the duty, necessity, or propriety of the unlawful assaulting or killing of any officer or officers, either of specific individuals or of officers generally, of the Government of the United States...
Page 366 - In obeying and construing these rules due regard shall be had to all dangers of navigation and collision, and to any special circumstances which may render a departure from the above rules necessary in order to avoid immediate danger. SOUND SIGNALS FOR PASSING STEAMERS. ART. 28. The words "short blast" used in this article shall mean a blast of about one second's duration.
Page 363 - A vessel which is closehauled on the port tack shall keep out of the way of a vessel which is closehauled on the starboard tack. (c) When both are running free with the wind on different sides, the vessel which has the wind on the port side shall keep out of the way of the other.
Page 382 - On the starboard side a green light so constructed as to show an unbroken light over an arc of the horizon of ten points of the compass, so fixed as to throw the light from right ahead to two points abaft the beam...
Page 364 - Where, by any of these rules, one of two vessels is to keep out of the way, the other shall keep her course and speed.
Page 356 - Whenever, as in the case of small vessels under way during bad weather, the green and red side-lights can not be fixed, these lights shall be kept at hand, lighted and ready for use ; and shall, on the approach of or to other vessels, be exhibited on their respective sides in sufficient time to prevent collision, in such manner as to make them most visible, and so that the green light shall not be seen on the port side nor the red light on the starboard side, nor, if practicable, more than two points...
Page 112 - That if the owner of any vessel transporting merchandise or property to or from any port in the United States of America shall exercise due diligence to make the said vessel in all respects seaworthy and properly manned, equipped, and supplied...
Page 384 - A vessel under one hundred and fifty feet in length when at anchor shall carry forward, where it can best be seen, but at a height not exceeding twenty feet above the hull, a white light, in a lantern so constructed as to show a clear, uniform, and unbroken light visible all around the horizon at a distance of at least one mile.
Page 393 - Nothing in these rules shall exonerate any ship, or the owner, or master, or crew thereof, from the consequences of any neglect to carry lights or signals, or of any neglect to keep a proper look.out, or of the neglect of any precaution which may be required by the ordinary practice of seamen, or by the special circumstances of the case.
Page 372 - Nothing in these rules shall interfere with the operation of any special rules made by the Government of any nation with respect to additional station and signal lights for two or more ships of war or for vessels sailing under convoy...

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