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

Open vessels
27
Deductions for other purposes
29
Deductions for propelling power
30
Register tonnage J 29 Appendix of measurement
31
Vessels exempt from measurement
32
Documents op vessels 33 33 rt4 34 30 37 38 3 39 30 40 Illlll lA hlhu 45 Loss of register 46 Failure to deliver former register 47 Cancellation of regi...
33
Change of owner 41 Change of build 42 Change of master
39
Mortgage and bill of sale
40
Change of trade
43
Fees
44
Form of license
45
Duration of license
46
Enrollment and license to corporations
47
Certification by customs officer
48
Inspection of enrollment and license
49
Offenses against the registry law
51
Offenses against enrollment and license laws
52
Officers of merchant vessels 66 Citizenship of officers
54
Duration of licenses
55
Officers license
56
Engineers license
57
Master or mate acting as pilot
58
Merchant seamen 77 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
Crow 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
Repeal of treaties and conventions
81
Soliciting lodgers
82
Effects of deceased seamen
83
Offenses and punishments
86
Corporal punishment prohibited
89
Form of articles of agreement
90
Account of apprentices on board
91
Scale of provisions to be allowed and served out to crew during the voyage
92
Certificate of discharge
93
Jurisdiction over American seamen in foreign ports and foreign seamen in American ports
94
Seamens witness fees
96
Manning of merchant vessels
97
Undermanning
99
Seaworthiness supplies log book 120 Unseaworthy vessels
100
Seagoing barges
101
102
102
Inspection of seaworthiness at foreign ports
104
Provisions and water
105
Weights and measures
107
Warmth and clothing
108
Liability of owners masters and shippers 131 Liability of owners masters and shippers
110
Act of February 13 1893 Uarter Act
112
General libel bond
113
General provisions
115
Inspection of registered foreignbuilt vessels
120
Manning of inspected vessels
121
Inspection of hulls and equipment
122
Loading safety valve
126
Stairways and deck room
145
Wire tiller ropes
146
Inflammable or explosive cargo
148
Carriage of passengers
153
Certificate of inspection
154
Exhibit of laws
156
Liability for damage
157
Enforcement and penalty
158
Passenger act of irs2 162 Accommodations
159
Light and air
162
Provisions
163
Discipline and cleanliness
164
Privacy of passengers
165
Boarding vessel passenger list
166
Death of passenger
167
Penalties
168
General pilot laws 163 General pilot laws
169
Tonnage tax 164 Rates of tax
171
Discriminating tonnage taxes
172
Alien tonnage taxes 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
MoietiesInformers and customs officers awards
193
Procedure
195
Oaths of masters and owners
197
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
203
VcsBela exempt from certain charges
204
Coal
205
Cigars
206
Inward manifests
207
Inspection of inward manifests by boarding officer
208
Entry of merchandise at special ports
210
Clearance at special ports
215
Comparison of cargo and manifest
216
Special permit to unlade by night and preliminary entry
217
Unlading by day
219
Supervision of unlading
220
Limit of time for unlading
222
Unlading of wines and spirits
223
Returns of unlading of cargo
224
Obstruction by ice
225
Unlawful removal of bonded merchandise
226
Transportation to special ports
227
Immediate delivery
229
Salvage of merchandise
233
Bribery and solicitation of bribes
234
Liens for freight or general average
236
Coal
237
Sunken merchandise
238
Sea stores and equipments
239
Consuls services to vessels 249 Consuls services to vessels
240
Naval officer acting as consul
241
Commerce with contiguous countries 251 Size of foreigntrade vessels
242
Entry within a jjreat district
253
Coasting trade via Isthmus of Panama
254
Entry to another great district
255
Exemption on the Mississippi and tributaries
256
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
Fisheries
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
Part XXIIITrade with Alaska 299 Coasting laws
274
Transfer of cargo
275
Transit in bond
276
Part XXIVSeal hunting and Alaska fisheries
278
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
Consular bill of health
291
Quarantine regulations
292
Quarantine inspection
294
Suspension of commerce
295
Penalties
296
Removal of cargo
297
Removal of customhouse
298
Immigration 325 Head tax
301
Insular territory
302
Contract labor
305
Illegal landing
306
Manifest of aliens
307
Inspection of aliens
310
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
Part XXVIIIWrecks 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 366 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
Neat cattle
339
363 Inspection of butter and dairy products
340
Adulterated products Page 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 aa 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 Assistanco 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
Sunken wrecks
415
Speed of vessels navigation of canals
417
Mississippi River passes
418
New York Harbor
419
Radio communication 406 Wireless ship act
424
Enforcement of wirelesscommunication laws treaties and conventions
425
Offenses against neutrality Page 409 Offenses against neutrality
434
Guano islands 410 Guano islands
438
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
Jurisdiction of district courts
464
Summary trial
466
Place of trial
468
Murder
469
Rape
470
Robbery
471
Miscellaneous offenses
472
Mutiny
473
Wrecking
474
Crimea on the Great Lakes
475
Piracy 458 Piracy
476
Crimes deemed piracy
477
Protection of submarine cables Page 460 Protection of submarine cables
479
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 617
517
Coast and Geodetic Survey
518
District court commissioners
519
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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