S. 528 (104th): A bill to authorize the Secretary of Transportation to issue a certificate of documentation and coastwise trade ...

...endorsement for three vessels.

104th Congress, 1995–1996. Text as of Jul 29, 1996 (Passed the Senate (Engrossed)).

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S 528 ES

104th CONGRESS

2d Session

S. 528


AN ACT

To authorize the Secretary of Transportation to issue a certificate of documentation and coastwise trade endorsement for three vessels.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. COASTWISE TRADE AUTHORIZATION FOR HOVERCRAFT.

    Notwithstanding section 27 of the Merchant Marine Act, 1920 (46 U.S.C. App. 883), the Act of June 19, 1886 (46 U.S.C. App. 289), and sections 12106 and 12107 of title 46, United States Code, the Secretary of Transportation may issue a certificate of documentation with a coastwise endorsement for each of the vessels IDUN VIKING (Danish Registration number A433), LIV VIKING (Danish Registration number A394), and FREJA VIKING (Danish Registration number A395) if--

      (1) all repair and alteration work on the vessels necessary to their operation under this section is performed in the United States;

      (2) a binding contract for the construction in the United States of at least 3 similar vessels for the coastwise trade is executed by the owner of the vessels within 6 months after the date of enactment of this Act; and

      (3) the vessels constructed under the contract entered into under paragraph (1) are to be delivered within 3 years after the date of entering into that contract.

Passed the Senate July 29, 1996.

Attest:

Secretary.

104th CONGRESS

2d Session

S. 528

AN ACT

To authorize the Secretary of Transportation to issue a certificate of documentation and coastwise trade endorsement for three vessels.