46 U.S.C. § 12112 - Coastwise endorsement

Cite as:46 U.S.C. § 12112
Currency:Current through P.L. 115-223
 
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(a) REQUIREMENTS.-A coastwise endorsement may be issued for a vessel that-

(1) satisfies the requirements of section 12103 of this title;

(2)

(A) was built in the United States; or

(B) if not built in the United States-

(i) was captured in war by citizens of the United States and lawfully condemned as prize;

(ii) was adjudged to be forfeited for a breach of the laws of the United States; or

(iii) qualifies as a wrecked vessel under section 12107 of this title; and

(3) otherwise qualifies under the laws of the United States to engage in the coastwise trade.

(b) AUTHORIZED ACTIVITY.-Subject to the laws of the United States regulating the coastwise trade, a vessel for which a coastwise endorsement is issued may engage in the coastwise trade.

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