46 U.S.C. § 55103 - Transportation of passengers
|Cite as:||46 U.S.C. § 55103|
|Currency:||Current through P.L. 116-158 (08/14/2020)|
(a) IN GENERAL.-Except as otherwise provided in this chapter or chapter 121 of this title, a vessel may not transport passengers between ports or places in the United States to which the coastwise laws apply, either directly or via a foreign port, unless the vessel-
(1) is wholly owned by citizens of the United States for purposes of engaging in the coastwise trade; and
(2) has been issued a certificate of documentation with a coastwise endorsement under chapter 121 or is exempt from documentation but would otherwise be eligible for such a certificate and endorsement.
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