U.S. Code, Title 46, Shipping

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Author: "U.S. Congress, Office of the Law Revision Counsel"

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§ 3502. List or Count of Passengers

     (a) The owner, charterer, managing operator, master, or individual in charge of the following categories of vessels carrying passengers shall keep a correct list of passengers received and delivered from day to day:

     (1) vessels arriving from foreign ports (except at United States Great Lakes ports from Canadian Great Lakes ports).

     (2) seagoing vessels in the coastwise trade.

     (3) passenger vessels making voyages of more than 300 miles on the Great Lakes except from a Canadian to a United States port.

     (b) The master of a vessel carrying passengers (except a vessel listed in subsection (a) of this section) shall keep a correct count of all passengers received and delivered.

     (c) Lists and counts required under this section shall be open to the inspection of designated officials of the Coast Guard and the Customs Service at all times. The total number of passengers shall be provided to the Coast Guard when requested.

     (d) This section applies to a foreign vessel arriving at a United States port.

     (e) The owner, charterer, managing operator, master, or individual in charge of a passenger vessel failing to make a list or count of passengers as required by this section is liable to the United States Government for a civil penalty of $100. The vessel also is liable in rem for the penalty.

(Pub. L. 98–89, Aug. 26, 1983, 97 Stat. 519.)

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3502      46:460 46:460a 46:461 46:462

     Section 3502 is related to section 3501 and requires the listing or counting of passengers on certain vessels. This requirement applies to large as well as small passenger vessels when operating on the types of voyages enumerated. This section also applies to a foreign vessel arriving at a port or place in the United States.

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Chicago: "U.S. Congress, Office of the Law Revision Counsel", "§ 3502. List or Count of Passengers," U.S. Code, Title 46, Shipping in U.S. Code, Title 46, Shipping (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 2002), Original Sources, accessed April 23, 2018, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=DBK3RQBB2HRPBT3.

MLA: "U.S. Congress, Office of the Law Revision Counsel". "§ 3502. List or Count of Passengers." U.S. Code, Title 46, Shipping, in U.S. Code, Title 46, Shipping, Washington, D.C., Government Printing Office, 2002, Original Sources. 23 Apr. 2018. www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=DBK3RQBB2HRPBT3.

Harvard: "U.S. Congress, Office of the Law Revision Counsel", '§ 3502. List or Count of Passengers' in U.S. Code, Title 46, Shipping. cited in 2002, U.S. Code, Title 46, Shipping, Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C.. Original Sources, retrieved 23 April 2018, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=DBK3RQBB2HRPBT3.