Navigation Laws of the United States

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1903 - Maritime law

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Contents

Deck houses breaks etc
26
Open vessels
27
Deductions for other purposes
28
Deductions for propelling power
29
Register tonnage
30
Appendix of measurement
31
DOCUMENTS OF VESSELS 27 Carpenters certificate
32
Masters oath of citizenship
33
Form of register
35
Custody and surrender of register
36
Registers to corporations
37
Change of build
38
Mortgage and bill of sale
39
Sale to alien
40
Failure to deliver former register
41
Change of trade
43
OFFICERS OF MERCHANT VESSELS
47
MERCHANT SEAMEN
58
Definitions
72
Apprentices
78
Crew list
84
Account of apprentices
89
Discharge in foreign tradle
90
Jurisdiction over American seamen in foreign ports and foreign seamen in American ports
91
Seamens witness fees
93
Unseaworthy vessels
95
Desertion of seamen abroad
96
Inspection of seaworthiness at foreign ports
97
Provisions and water
98
Weights and measures
100
Warmth in cold weather
101
Offenses and punishments
102
LIABILITY OF OWNERS MASTERS AND SHIPPERS 122 Liability of owners masters and shippers
103
Act of Feb 13 1893 Harter Act
105
General libel bond
106
INSPECTION OF STEAM VESSELS 125 General provisions
108
Inspection of registered foreignbuilt vessels
111
Inspection of hulls and equipment
112
Loading safety valve
116
Life boats lines and preservers
117
Stairways and deck room
118
Wire tiller ropes
119
Inflammable or explosive cargo
120
Carriage of passengers
123
Certificate of inspection
124
Exhibit of laws
125
Liability for damage
127
PASSENGER ACT OF 1882
128
Light and air
130
Provisions
131
Discipline and cleanliness
132
Explosives cattle
133
Boarding vessel passenger list
134
Death of passenger
135
Penalties
136
GENERAL PILOT LAWS 154 General pilot laws
138
Rates of tax
140
Discriminating tonnage taxes
141
Alien tonnage taxes
142
Light money
143
Consular tonnage charges
144
DISCRIMINATION AND RETALIATION 162 Discrimination against American vessels
145
Discrimination against products of the United States
147
Vessels of nations not assimilated by treaty to American vessels
148
Discriminating duties 149 1
149
ENTRY AND CLEARANCE 168 Clearance
150
Form of outward manifest
151
Form of clearance
152
Live oak timber
153
Oath of ownership on entry
154
Deposit of papers 155
155
War documents passports sea letters
156
Illegal boarding of vessel
157
CUSTOMS LAWS DIRECTLY RELATING TO VESSELS 181 Boarding and search of vessel
158
Seizure of vessels or merchandise
159
Exemption from forfeiture
162
Moieties informers and customs officers awards
163
Procedure
165
Limitation of time
167
Bonded warehouses
168
ENTRY OF MERCHANDISE 190 Definitions
169
Ports of entry
170
Special inward manifest for Treasury Department
171
Cargo in bulk
172
Inspection of merchandise laden for export
173
Owners or consignees entry of merchandise
174
Vessels exempt from entry
175
Vessels exempt from certain charges
176
Coal
177
Marks brands and trademarks
179
Inward manifests
180
Inspection of inward manifest by boarding officer
181
Entry of merchandise at special ports
183
Clearance at special ports
188
Comparison of cargo and manifest
189
Permit to deliver
190
Illegal unlading 191
191
Unlading by day
192
Limit of time for unlading
194
Weighing gauging and measuring 195
195
Unlading of wine and spirits 227 Post entry
197
Vessels in distress
198
Obstruction by ice
199
Unlawful removal of bonded merchandise
200
Transportation to special ports
201
Immediate delivery
203
Salvage of merchandise
206
Bond of firm or partnership
207
Fraudulent importation of merchandise
208
Bribery and solicitation of bribes
209
Liens for freight or general average
211
TARIFF PROVISIONS DIRECTLY RELATING TO VESSELS 243 Coal
212
Materials for repairs
213
CONSULS SERVICES TO VESSELS 249 Consuls services to vessels
214
Naval officer acting as consul
215
COMMERCE WITH CONTIGUOUS COUNTRIES 251 Size of foreigntrade vessels
216
Inward manifests
217
Customs inspection
218
Transfer of cargo
220
Saloon stores
221
Entry from one district to another
222
Discharging cargo and passengers
223
Forms and penalties
224
Great districts
226
TRADE WITH HAWAII 283 General provisions
235
Fisheries
236
Seamens laws
237
TRADE WITH PORTO Rico 289 General provisions
238
Quarantine and public health
239
TRADE WITH THE PHILIPPINES 293 Treaty of peace
241
Vessels and coasting trade
242
Tariff and internal revenue
243
Aids to navigation and commerce
245
TRADE WITH ALASKA 298 Subject to coasting laws
247
Special licenses and wharf charges
248
Transfer of cargo
249
Transit in bond
250
SEAL AND ALASKA SALMON FISHERIES 307 Act of December 29 1897
252
Act of February 21 1893
253
Act of April 6 1894
254
Provisions of Revised Statutes
258
Report to Congress
261
Consular bill of health
264
Quarantine regulations
265
Quarantine inspection
267
Suspension of commerce
268
Penalties
269
Removal of cargo
270
Removal of customhouse
271
IMMIGRATION 322 Scope
272
Prohibited immigrants
273
Assisted immigrants
274
Diseased immigrants
276
Landing
277
Inspection
279
Immigration through Canada or Mexico
281
Naturalization
282
CHINESE IMMIGRATION 334 Administration of laws
284
Act of May 1892 as amended November 3 1893
286
Act of September 13 1888 as amended October 1 1888
289
Act of May 6 1882 as amended July 5 1884
292
Revised Statutes as amended March 3 1875
296
OCEAN MAIL SERVICE 340 Special ocean mail contracts
299
General ocean mail service
301
United States mail agencies abroad
305
WRECKS 343 Report of wrecks
306
Canadian wrecks
307
Wrecks in Florida waters
308
REVENUE CUTTERS 347 Revenue cutters
309
REMISSION OF FINES AND PENALTIES 348 Remission of fines and penalties
311
CATTLE LIVESTOCK AND DAIRY TRADE 349 Regulation of cattle ships
313
Horses and horse meat
314
Interstate trade
315
Inspection of pork and bacon
316
Diseased cattle
317
Exportation of diseased live stock
318
Care of cattle in domestic trade
320
Neat cattle
321
ADULTERATED PILODUCTS 361 General provisions
323
TEA TRADE 363 Tea trade
325
OPIUM TRADE 364 Opium trade
328
RULES TO PREVENT COLLISIONS 365 Duty to stand by
330
Consideration of future rules
342
Limits of application of international and inland or local rules
354
Rules for the Great Lakes and the St Lawrence River
356
Rules for the Red River of the North and rivers emptying into Gulf of Mexico
362
River navigation
367
Special rules for regattas
368
AIDS TO NAVIGATION 375 Assistance by United States vessels
369
Nautical Almanac
370
Storm and weather signals
371
OBSTRUCTIONS TO NAVIGATION 382 Improvements by private or municipal corporations
372
General obstructions
373
Penalties
374
Impairing public works
375
Penalties
376
Bridge spans
378
Bridge piers and abutments
379
Sunken wrecks
380
Speed of vesselsNavigation of canals
381
Potomac River
382
NEW YORK HARBOR 398 New York Harbor
383
ANCHORAGE GROUNDS Page 399 New York Bay
388
Kennebec River
389
NEUTRALITY 402 Neutrality
390
GUANO ISLANDS 403 Guano islands
394
MISCELLANEOUS 404 Lifesaving medals
396
Rescuing shipwrecked American seamen
397
Instruction at military schools
398
North Atlantic fisheries
399
Supplies for foreign war vessels
400
Coal and war materials
401
Panama Canal
402
Great LakesAtlantic Canal
406
LEGAL PROCEDURE 419 Seizure
408
Summary trial
410
CRIMES 421 Place of trial
412
Rape
413
Mayhem
414
Wrecking
415
Abandonment of seamen
416
Arson
417
Crimes on the Great Lakes
418
PIRACY 439 Piracy
419
Crimes deemed piracy
420
SLAVE TRADE 441 Slave trade
422
Protection of submarine cables
428
ADMINISTRATIVE AND EXECUTIVE OFFICES 443 Department of Commerce and Labor
431
Bureau of Navigation
435
Shipping commissioners
436
Customs officers
438
SteamboatInspection Service
444
Public Health and MarineHospital Service
450
Immigration Bureau
452
LifeSaving Service
454
RevenueCutter Service
459
LightHouse Board
463
Treasury agents
467
Alaska seal agents
468
Coast and Geodetic Survey
469
District court commissioners
471
FEES PAYABLE BY PRIVATE PERSONS 457 Fees on vessels payable by private persons
472
CUSTOMS DISTRICTS PORTS AND SUBPORTS 468 Customs districts and ports and subports of entry and delivery
476
Power to designate ports and subports
484
CONSULATES OF THE UNITED STATES 460 Consulates of the United States
485
INDEXES Tables of laws included in this volume
489
Acts subsequent to Revised Statutes
499
Alphabetical index
505

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Page 366 - 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 341 - 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.
Page 364 - Whenever, as in the case of small vessels under way during bad weather, the green and red side lights cannot 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 235 - That the Constitution, and all the laws of the United States which are not locally inapplicable, shall have the same force and effect within the said Territory of Nebraska as elsewhere within the United States...
Page 340 - ... shall be deemed to be an overtaking vessel; and no subsequent alteration of the bearing between the two vessels shall make the overtaking vessel a crossing vessel within the meaning of these rules, or relieve her of the duty of keeping clear of the overtaken vessel...
Page 357 - ... of ten points of the compass, so fixed as to throw the light from right ahead to two points abaft the beam on the port side, and of such a character as to be visible at a distance of at least two miles.
Page 357 - 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 337 - Art. 12. Every vessel may, if necessary in order to attract attention, in addition to the lights which she is by these Rules required to carry, show a flare-up light or use any detonating signal that cannot be mistaken for a distress signal.
Page 346 - On the near approach of or to other vessels they shall have their sidelights lighted, ready for use, and shall flash or show them at short intervals, to indicate the direction in which they are heading...
Page 366 - 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.

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