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)
 
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(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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