Navigation Laws of the United States: 1911

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1911 - Maritime law - 547 pages

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Contents

Deckhouses breaks etc
25
Open vessels
26
Deductions for other purposes
28
Register tonnage
29
Appendix of measurement
30
Measurement of foreign vessels
31
DOCUMENTS OF VESSELS 28 Carpenters certificate
32
Masters oath of citizenship
33
Form of register
35
Custody and surrender of register
36
Registers to corporations
37
Change of owner
38
Mortgage and bill of sale
39
Sale to alien
40
Failure to deliver former register
41
Special registry law Nero York and Paris act
42
Change of trade_
43
Oath of master and owner
44
Form of license
45
Duration of license
46
Enrollment and license to corporations
47
Change of owner
48
Special provisions for enrollment and license
49
Inspection of enrollment and license
50
Offenses against the registry law
52
Offenses against enrollment and license laws
53
OFFICERS OF MERCHANT VESSELS 62 Citizenship of officers 63 Duration of licenses
54
Service during war
55
Masters license_
56
Pilots license
57
Removal of master
58
MERCHANT SEAMEN 73 Definitions
59
Naturalization and citizenship of seamen
60
Illegal shipments
61
Owners or masters may ship seamen in certain cases
62
Agreement to ship in foreign trade
63
Period of engagement
64
Penalty for shipment without agreement
65
Crew list
66
Papers relating to crew
67
Shipment of seamen in the coasting or nearby foreign trade
68
Agreement in coasting trade not before commissioner
69
Agreement with fishermen
70
Discharge in foreign trade
72
Wages
74
Vessels exempt from libel for wages
78
Wages and clothing exempt from attachment_
79
Desertion of seamen abroad
80
Arbitration before shippingcommissioner
81
Return of seamen from foreign ports Alaska and insular ports
82
Effects of deceased sea men 103 Offenses and punishments
86
Corporal punishment prohibited 105 Procedure
89
Form of articles of agreement
90
Account of apprentices
91
Scale of provisions
92
Certificate of discharge
93
Jurisdiction over American seamen in foreign ports and foreign sea men in American ports
94
Seamens witness fees_
96
SEAWORTHINESS SUPPLIES LOGBOOK 113 Unseaworthy vessels
98
Seagoing barges
99
Inspection of seaworthiness at domestic ports
100
Inspection of seaworthiness at foreign ports
102
Provisions and water
103
Weights and measures
105
Warmth and clothing
106
LIABILITY OF OWNERS MASTERS AND SHIPPERS 124 Liability of owners masters and shippers
108
Act of February 13 1893 Harter Act
110
General libel bond
111
INSPECTION OF STEAM VESSELS 127 General provisions
113
Inspection of registered foreignbuilt vessels
118
Inspection of hulls and equipment
119
Loading safetyvalve
122
Watertight bulkheads_
123
Stairways and deck room
125
Inflammable or explosive cargo
127
Carriage of passengers
132
Certificate of inspection
133
Exhibit of laws
135
Liability for damage_
137
PASSENGER ACT OF 1882
138
Light and air
141
Provisions
142
Discipline and cleanliness
143
Privacy of passengers
144
Boarding vessel passenger list
145
Death of passenger
146
Penalties
147
Part X GENERAL PILOT LAWS 156 General pilot laws
148
TONNAGE TAX 157 Rates of tax
150
Discriminating tonnage taxes
151
Alien tonnage taxes_
152
Consular tonnage charges
153
DISCRIMINATION AND RETALIATION 164 Discrimination against American vessels
154
Discrimination against products of the United States
156
Vessels of nations not assimilated by treaty to American vessels
157
Discriminating duties
158
ENTRY AND CLEARANCE 170 Clearance
159
Form of outward manifest
160
Form of clearance
161
Liveoak timber
162
Oath of ownership on entry
163
Deposit of papers
164
War documents passports sea letters
165
Illegal boarding of vessel
166
Customs LAWS DIRECTLY RELATING TO VESSELS 184 Boarding and search of vessel
167
Seizure of vessels or merchandise
168
Exemption from forfeiture
171
Moieties informers and customs officers awards
172
Procedure
174
Oaths of masters and owners
176
ENTRY OF MERCHANDISE 191 Definitions
177
Ports of entry
178
Special inward manifest for Treasury Department
179
Cargo in bulk
180
Inspection of merchandise laden for export
181
Vessels exempt from entry
182
Vessels exempt from certain charges
183
Coal
184
Marks brands and trademarks
185
Cigars
186
Inspection of inward manifest by boarding officer
188
Entry of merchandise at special ports
190
Clearance at special ports
195
Comparison of cargo and manifest
196
Special permit to unlade by night and preliminary entry
197
Unlading by day
199
Supervision of unlading
200
Limit of time for unlading
202
Post entry
203
Vessels in distress
204
Obstruction by ice
205
Unlawful removal of bonded merchandise
206
Transportation to special ports
207
Immediate delivery
209
Salvage of merchandise
213
Bribery and solicitation of bribes
214
Liens for freight or general average
216
TARIFF PROVISIONS DIRECTLY RELATING TO VESSELS 236 Coal
217
Materials for repairs
218
Sea stores and equipment
219
CONSULS SERVICES TO VĖSSELS 242 Consuls services to vessels
220
Foreign merchandise coastwise
231
Great districts
232
Entry within a great district
233
Coasting trade via Isthmus of Panama
234
Entry to another great district
235
Exemption on the Mississippi and tributaries
236
Registered vessels in the coastingtrade
238
Foreign vessels on coasting voyages
239
Penalties for violation of coasting laws
240
Forfeiture of vessel and merchandise
241
General provisions
242
Wharves harbors pilots
243
Seamens laws
244
TRADE WITH PORTO Rico 282 General provisions
245
Quarantine and public health
246
Wharves and piers
247
TRADE WITH THE PHILIPPINES 287 Treaty of peace
248
Vessels and coasting trade
249
Tariff and internal revenue
250
Aids to navigation and commerce
252
TRADE WITH ALASKA 292 Coasting laws 234
254
Transfer of cargo
255
Transit in bond
256
SEALHUNTING AND ALASKA FISHERIES 301 Act of December 29 1897 as amended
258
Act of April 6 1894
259
Pribilof Islands seals_
262
Provisions of Revised Statutes
263
Report to Congress
264
Alien fishermen in Alaska
268
QUARANTINE AND BILLS OF HEALTH Page 308 Consular bill of health
271
Quarantine regulations
272
Quarantine inspection
274
Suspension of commerce
275
Penalties
276
Removal of cargo
277
Removal of customhouse
278
IMMIGRATION 318 Head tax
281
Insular territory
282
Contract labor
285
Illegal landing
286
Manifest of aliens
287
Inspection of aliens
290
Detention on board
291
Public charges
293
Place of deportation
294
Foreign officials_
295
Immigration to Philippines
296
OCEAN MAIL SERVICE 340 Ocean mail act of 1891
297
General ocean mail service
300
WRECKS 342 Report of wrecks
304
Canadian wrecks_
305
Wrecks in Florida waters
306
REVENUE CUTTERS 348 Revenue cutters
307
REMISSION OF FINES AND PENALTIES 347 Remission of fines and penalties
309
CATTLE LIVE STOCK AND DAIRY TRADE 348 Regulation of cattle ships
311
Horses and horse meat
313
Diseased cattle
314
Exportation of diseased live stock
315
Care of cattle in domestic trade
317
Neat cattle
319
Inspection of butter and dairy products 820
320
Adulterated food products
322
OPIUM TRADE 359 Opium trade
326
RULES TO PREVENT COLLISIONS 360 Duty to stay by
328
Motor boat law
329
International rules of 1897
331
Consideration of future rules
345
Limits of application of international and inland or local rules
356
Rules for the Great Lakes and the St Lawrence River
360
Rules for the Red River of the North and rivers emptying into Gulf of Mexico
366
River navigation
371
Rules for the St Marys River
372
AIDS TO NAVIGATION 371 Assistance by United States vessels
374
Lights and buoys
375
Storm and weather signals
376
Interference with range lights
377
OBSTRUCTIONS TO NAVIGATION 381 Improvements by private or municipal corporations
378
General obstructions
384
Penalties
385
Impairing public works
387
Log regulations
388
Penalties
389
Bridge spans
390
Bridge piers and abutments
391
Sunken wrecks
392
Speed of vesselsNavigation of canals
394
Mississippi River passes
395
NEW YORK HARBOR 398 New York Harbor
396
ANCHORAGE GROUNDS 399 New York Bay
401
Kennebec River
402
OFFENSES AGAINST NEUTRALITY 402 Offenses against neutrality
403
GUANO ISLANDS 403 Guano islands
407
Lifesaving medals
409
Rescuing shipwrecked American seamen
410
Instruction at military schools
411
Instruction in shipbuilding
412
North Atlantic fisheries
413
Navy ration
414
Coal and war materials
415
Panama Canal
416
Great LakesAtlantic Canal
420
Great Lakes levels
421
Exemption of private property at sea
422
Protection of sponge fisheries
423
Wireless equipment on passenger vessels
424
Enforcement of navigation laws
425
LEGAL PROCEDURE 428 Seizure
427
Summary trial
429
CBIMES 430 Place of trial
431
Murder
432
Rape
433
Robbery
434
Miscellaneous offenses
435
Mutiny
436
Wrecking
437
Crimes on the Great Lakes
438
PIRACY 451 Piracy
439
Crimes deemed piracy
440
PROTECTION OF SUBMARINE CABLES Page 453 Protection of submarine cables
442
ADMINISTRATIVE AND EXECUTIVE OFFICES 454 Department of Commerce and Labor
445
Bureau of Navigation
449
Shipping commissioners
450
Customs officers
452
SteamboatInspection Service
459
Public Health and MarineHospital Service
464
Immigration and Naturalization Bureau
466
LifeSaving Service
469
RevenueCutter Service
474
Treasury agents
478
Alaska seal agents
479
Coast and Geodetic Survey
480
District court commissioners_
481
Unauthorized services
482
FEES PAYABLE BY PRIVATE PERSONS 469 Fees on vessels payable by private persons
484
Customs districts and ports of entry and delivery
489
Power to designate ports and subports
497
CONSULATES OF THE UNITED STATES 472 Consulates of the United States
499
1 Revised Statutes and amendments
503
Acts subsequent to Revised Statutes
513
Alphabetical index
521

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Page 357 - 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 367 - Nothing in these rules shall exonerate any vessel, 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 334 - 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 406 - Every person who, within the territory or jurisdiction of the United States, begins or sets on foot, or provides or prepares the means for, any military expedition or enterprise, to be carried on from thence against the territory or dominions of any foreign prince or state or of any colony, district, or people with whom the United States are at peace, shall be deemed guilty of a high misdemeanor, and shall be fined not exceeding three thousand dollars and imprisoned not more than three years.
Page 341 - 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...
Page 364 - 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 406 - That the district courts shall take cognizance of complaints, by whomsoever instituted, in cases of captures made within the waters of the United States, or within a marine league of the coasts or shores thereof.
Page 385 - That such structures may be built under authority of the legislature of a State across rivers and other waterways the navigable portions of which lie wholly within the limits of a single State, provided the location and plans thereof are submitted to and approved by the Chief of Engineers and by the Secretary of War...
Page 153 - President, and to continue so long as the reciprocal exemption of vessels, belonging to citizens of the United States, and their cargoes, shall be continued, and no longer.
Page 362 - A steam vessel when under way shall carry — (a) On or in front of the foremast, or if a vessel without a foremast, then in the...

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