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H.R. 5802 (101st): Aleutian Trade Act of 1990


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The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress, and was published on Oct 6, 1990.


Aleutian Trade Act of 1990 - Amends Federal law to define, for specified chapters of Federal law, the term "Aleutian trade" to mean transportation of cargo (including fishery related products) for hire on a fish tender vessel to or from a place in Alaska between specified longitudes, if that place receives weekly common carrier service by water, to or from any place in the United States (except a place in Alaska). Exempts Aleutian trade and certain fishing, fish processing, and fish tender vessels from specified inspection requirements. Modifies safety requirements for documented vessels, including Aleutian trade. Excludes Aleutian trade from provisions relating to load lines. Provides for certain manning requirements, including those relating to watches, crew requirements, and merchant mariner's documents.