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REGULATION OF VESSELS IN FOREIGN

COMMERCE

Sec.
8052. Passports of United States ves-

sels on departure to foreign

country. 8053. Penalty for departing without

passport.

Sec.
8054. Passports of unregistered vessels.
8055. Deposit of ship's papers with

consul.
8056. Penalty for failure to deposit pa-

pers with consul,

§ 8052. (R. S. § 4306.) Passports of United States vessels on de

parture to foreign country. Every vessel of the United States, going to any foreign country, shall, before she departs from the United States, at the request of the master, be furnished by the collector for the district where such vessel may be, with a passport, the form for which shall be prescribed by the Secretary of State. In order to be entitled to such passport, the master of every such vessel shall be bound, with sufficient sureties, to the Treasurer of the United States, in the penalty of two thousand dollars, conditioned that the passport shall not be applied to the use or protection of any other vessel than the one described in it; and that, in case of the loss or sale of any vessel having such passport, the same shall, within three months, be delivered up to the collector from whom it was received, if the loss or sale take place within the United States; or within six months, if the same shall happen at any place nearer than the Cape of Good Hope; and within eighteen months, if at a more distant place.

Act June 1, 1796, c. 45, 88 1, 2, 1 Stat. 489. Act Feb. 12, 1831, c. 20, 4

Stat. 441. § 8053. (R. S. $ 4307.) Penalty for departing without passport.

If any vessel of the United States shall depart therefrom, and shall be bound to any foreign country, other than to some port in America, without such passport, the master of such vessel shall be liable to a penalty of two hundred dollars for every such offense.

Act June 1, 1796, c. 45, § 4, 1 Stat. 490. § 8054. (R. S. § 4308.) Passports of unregistered vessels.

Every unregistered vessel owned by a citizen of the United States, and sailing with a sea-letter, going to any foreign country, shall, before ne departs from the United States, at the request of the master, be furnished by the collector of the district where such vessel may be with a passport, for which the master shall be subject to the rules and conditions prescribed for vessels of the United States.

Act March 2, 1803, c. 16, § 1, 2 Stat. 208. $ 8055. (R. S. § 4309.) Deposit

Deposit of ship's papers with consul. Every master of a vessel, belonging to citizens of the United States, who shall sail from any port of the United States, shall, on his ar

rival at a foreign port, deposit his register, sea-letter, and Mediterranean passport with the consul, vice-consul, (commercial agent, or vice-commercial agent,] if any there be at such port; and it shall be the duty of such consul, vice-consul, [commercial agent, or vice-commercial agent,] on such master or commander producing to him a clearance from the proper officer of the port where his vessel may be, to deliver to the master all of his papers, if such master or commander has complied with the provisions of law relating to the discharge of seamen in a foreign country, and to the payment of the fees of consular officers.

Act Feb. 28, 1803, c. 9, § 2, 2 Stat. 203.

The words "commercial agent, or vice-commercial agent," inclosed in brackets where they occur twice in this section, and also in R. S. § 4310, next following, were superseded by the abolition of the grade of commercial agent by Act April 5, 1906, c. 1366, § 3, ante, $ 3140.

Consular officers were authorized and required to retain the papers of vessels deposited with them until payment of all demands and wages on account of such vessels, by R. S. $ 1718, ante, $ 3175.

Provisions for payment of consular fees by masters of vessels of the United

States were superseded by Act June 26, 1884, c. 121, $ 12, ante, $ 3176. § 8056. (R. S. § 4310.) Penalty for failure to deposit papers with

consul.
Every master of any such vessel who refuses or neglects to deposit
the papers as required by the preceding section, shall be liable to a
penalty of five hundred dollars, to be recovered by such consul, vice-
consul, [commercial agent, or vice-commercial agent,] in his own
name, for the benefit of the United States, in any court of competent
jurisdiction.

Act Feb. 28, 1803, c. 9, § 2, 2 Stat. 203.
See notes to preceding section.
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TITLE

L REGULATION OF VESSELS IN DOMESTIC

COMMERCE

Sec. 8057. What are deemed vessels of the

United States. 8058. What vessels may be enrolled. 8059. Enrollment of vessels owned by

corporations. 8060. Oath of president, etc., of cor

poration or managing owner or

agent. 8061. Death, etc., of president of cor

poration. 8062. Enrollment of steamboats owned

by aliens. 8063. Bond by alien owner. 8064. Enrollment of vessels on fron

tiers. 8065. Form of enrollment of vessles. 8066. Consolidation of forms of enroll

ment and of license. 8067. Compensation of customs officers

for services connected with enrollment and license of vessels

not affected. 8068. License of vessels; oath not to

defraud revenue. 8069. Form of license. 8070. Exchange of enrollment and reg

istry. 8071. Exchange when vessel is in an

other district. 8072. Expiration of license. 8073. Renewal of license; surrender of

license in case of change of build, ownership, district, trade,

etc. 8074. Loss of license. 8075. Renewal of license. 8076. Renewal when vessel is in an

other district. 8077. Renewal of enrollment and li

cense when vessel is in another district; application to all

United States vessels. 8078. Renewal upon sale of vessel. 8079. Oath as to payment for repairs. 8080. Measurement of vessels less than

twenty tons. 8081. Signatures to enrollment, license,

etc. 8082. Record of licenses.

Sec. 8083. Name and port to be painted on

stern of vessel. 8084. Change of master. 8085. Inspection. 8086. Penalty for unlawfully proceed

ing upon foreign voyage. 8087. Certificate for vessel proceeding

upon foreign voyage. 8088. Papers for vessels in whale-fish

ery. 8089. Enrollments at Jersey City. 8090. Enrollments at Camden. 8091. Enrollments at Wilmington, N. C. 8092. Enrollments at Chesapeake City,

Md. 8093. Surveyors may be authorized to

enroll vessels. 8094. Surveyors at Cold Spring, Green

port, and Port Jefferson. 8095. Fees of surveyor for enrollment. 8096. Transportation of passengers in

foreign vessels. 8097. Transportation of merchandise in

foreign vessels. 8098. Transshipment of imported mer

chandise intended for immedi

ate exportation, 8099. Dredging by foreign-built dredges,

unless documented as vessels of

United States, prohibited. 8100. Establishment of great districts. 8101. Manifests and permits for ves

sels trading between neighbor

ing districts. 8102. Penalty for proceeding without

manifests and permit. 8103. Delivery of manifest before un

lading. 8104. Penalty for not delivering up

manifest. 8105. Manifests and permits for vessels

trading between remote dis

tricts. 8106. Penalty for proceeding without

manifest and permit. 8107. Delivery of manifest before un

lading. 8108. Penalty for not delivering up manifest.

Sec.
8109. Exemption from requirements as

to permits to proceed and un

lade. 8110. Trade between Long Island and

Rhode Island. 8111. Trade between Alaska and other

districts. 8112. Exemption from requirements as

to manifests and permits. 8113. Penalties for not exhibiting man

ifest, etc. 8114. Registered vessels. 8115. Permit for transportation inland. 8116. Penalty for failure to report ar

rival of merchandise transport

ed inland. 8117. Permit to touch at foreign port. 8118. Penalty for touching at foreign

port without permission. 8119. Report of arrival at port other

than that of destination. 8120. Foreign vessels bound coastwise. 8121. Delivery of manifest by foreign

vessel. 8122. Penalty against foreign vessels

trading coastwise. 8123. Penalty upon foreign tug-boats

towing vessels between United

States ports. 8124. Penalty for trading without li

cense. 8125. Trading without license; fines;

repeal. 8126. Remission or mitigation of fines. 8127. Expiration of license at sea. 8128. Penalty for illegal enrollment or

license. 8129. Penalty for malfeasance.

Sec.
8130. Penalty for forgery and altera-

tion.
8131. Penalty for obstructing officers.
8132. Penalty for violation of license.
8133. Exception to forfeiture.
8134. Notice of seizure.
8135. Recovery of forfeitures and pen-

alties. 8136. Fees. 8137. Fees on frontiers. 8138. Certain fees abolished. 8139. Entry and clearance fees for

Canadian ports abolished; sal

ary of collectors. 8140. Fees of collectors and other offi

cers to be paid from appropriation for collecting revenue

from customs. 8141. Repeal of permanent indefinite

appropriation for compensation of shipping commissioners and clerks for services under Act June 19, 1886, c. 421; detailed estimates by Secretary of Commerce and Labor for such com

pensation. 8142. Posting table of fees. 8143. Vessels liable for fees for enroll

ment. 8144. Lighters and boats. 8145. Certain canal-boats exempt from

enrollment, license, and cus

toms fees. 8146. Vessels not propelled by sail or

internal motive power exempt from enrollment, registry, and license.

§ 8057. (R. S. § 4311.) What are deemed vessels of the United

States. Vessels of twenty tons and upward, enrolled in pursuance of this Title, and having a license in force, or vessels of less than twenty tons, which, although not enrolled, have a license in force, as required by this Title, and no others, shall be deemed vessels of the United States entitled to the privileges of vessels employed in the coasting-trade or fisheries.

Act Feb. 18, 1793, c. 8, § 1, 1 Stat. 305.

The provisions of this section and R. S. 88 4312, 4319-4327, 4331-4338, 4349-4356, 4359-4369, 4371-4381, 4383, and 4385, all of which were incorporated into the Revised Statutes from Act Feb. 18, 1793, c. 8, 1 Stat. 305, are not to be so construed as to include within their operation canal-boats or boats employed on the internal waters or canals of any State; and all such boats, except such as are provided with sails or propelling machinery of their own, adapted to lake or coastwise navigation, and except such as are employed in trade with the Canadas, are exempt from the provisions of said act, and from the payment of all customs and other fees under any act of Congress, by Act April 18, 1874, c. 110, post, $ 8145.

The provisions of this Title are not to be so construed as to require the

payment of any fee or charge for the enrolling or licensing of vessels built in the United States and owned by citizens thereof, not propelled by sail or by internal motive power of their own, and not in any case carrying passengers, whether navigating the internal waters of a State or the navigable waters of the United States, and not engaged in trade with contiguous foreign territory, and no existing law is to be so construed as to require the enrolling, registering, or licensing of any flat-boat, barge, or like craft for the carriage of freight, not propelled by sail or by internal motive power of its own, on the rivers or lakes of the United States, by Act June 30, 1879, c. 54, post, § 8146.

No vessel belonging to any citizen of the United States, trading from one port within the United States to another port within the United States, or employed in the bank, whale, or other fisheries, shall be subject to tonnage tax or duty, if such vessel be licensed, registered, or enrolled, by R. S. & 4220, ante, $ 7815.

Enrolled or licensed vessels engaged in the foreign and coastwise trade on the northern, northeastern, and northwestern frontiers of the United States, departing from or arriving at a port in one district to or from a port in another district, do not become liable to the payment of entry and clearance fees, or tonnage tax, as if from or to foreign ports, by reason of their having touch

ed at an intermediate foreign port, by R. S. $ 2793, ante, $ 5490. § 8058. (R. S. § 4312.) What vessels may be enrolled.

In order for the enrollment of any vessel, she shall possess the saine qualifications, and the same requirements in all respects shall be complied with, as are required before registering a vessel; and the same powers and duties are conferred and imposed upon all officers, respectively, and the same proceedings shall be had, in enrollment of vessels, as are prescribed for similar cases in registering; and vessels enrolled, with the masters or owners thereof, shall be subject to the same requirements as are prescribed for registered vessels.

Act Feb. 18, 1793, c. 8, $ 2, 1 Stat. 305.

See notes to R. S. & 4311, ante, $ 8057, Act April 18, 1874, c. 110, post, 8 8145, and Act June 30, 1879, c. 54, post, $ 8146.

The provisions for registry and recording vessels are set forth ante, under

Title XLVIII, "Regulation of Commerce and Navigation,” c. 1. § 8059. (R. S. § 4313.) Enrollment of vessels owned by corpora

tions. Enrollments and licenses for vessels owned by any incorporated company may be issued in the name of the president or secretary of such company; and such enrollments or licenses shall not be vacated or affected by any sale of shares of stock in such company.

Act March 3, 1825, c. 99, § 1, 4 Stat. 129.
See notes to R. S. § 4311, ante, $ 8057, and Act June 30, 1879, c. 54, post,

8146. § 8060. (R. S. § 4314, as amended, Act June 24, 1902, c. 1155, $ 2.)

Oath of president, etc., of corporation or managing owner or

agent. Previous to granting enrollment and license for any vessel owned by any incorporated company, or by an individual or individuals, the president or secretary of such company, or any other officer or agent thereof, duly authorized by said company in writing, attested by the corporate seal thereof, to act in its behalf, or the managing owner, or his agent duly authorized by power of attorney, when such vessel is owned by an individual or individuals, shall swear to the

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