U.S. Code, Title 46, Shipping, Appendix

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§ 188. Limitation of Liability of Owners Applied to All Vessels

     Except as otherwise specifically provided therein, the provisions of sections 175,1 182, 183, 183b to 187, and 189 of this Appendix shall apply to all seagoing vessels, and also to all vessels used on lakes or rivers or in inland navigation, including canal boats, barges, and lighters.

1 See References in Text note below.

(R.S. § 4289; Feb. 18, 1875, ch. 80, § 1, 18 Stat. 320; June 19, 1886, ch. 421, § 4, 24 Stat. 80; June 5, 1936, ch. 521, § 4, 49 Stat. 1481.)

References in Text

     Sections 175, 182, 183, 183b to 187, and 189, referred to in text, was in the original "the nine preceding sections", meaning R.S. §§ 4282–4283B and 4284–4288.

     Section 175 of this Appendix, referred to in text, was repealed by act Oct. 9, 1940, ch. 777, § 7, 54 Stat. 1028.

Codification

     R.S. § 4289 derived from act Mar. 3, 1851, ch. 43, § 7, 9 Stat. 636.

     Section, as enacted in the Revised Statutes, was as follows: "The provisions of this Title relating to the limitation of the liability of the owners of vessels, shall not apply to the owners of any canal-boat, barge, or lighter, or to any vessel of any description whatsoever used in rivers or inland navigation."

     It was amended, by striking out the words "this Title," and inserting the words "the seven preceding sections," by act Feb. 18, 1875.

     It was further amended, to read in substance as set forth here, after the enactment of act June 26, 1884, ch. 121, § 18, 23 Stat. 57, classified to section 189 of this Appendix, by act June 19, 1886.

Amendments

     1936—Act June 5, 1936, substituted "Except as otherwise specifically provided therein, the provisions of the nine preceding sections" for "The provisions of the seven preceding sections".

Section Referred to in Other Sections

     This section is referred to in sections 183, 1308 of this Appendix; title 16 section 1443; title 33 section 2718; title 42 section 9607.

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