46 U.S. Code Section 57520 - Vessel maintenance

(a) In General.—A charter under this chapter shall require the charterer, at the charterer's expense, to—

(1) keep the chartered vessel in good repair and efficient operating condition; and

(2) make any repairs required by the Secretary of Transportation.

(b) Inspection.—The charter shall provide that the Secretary has the right to inspect the vessel at any time to ascertain its condition.

46 U.S.C. § 57520 (2021)
Historical and Revision Notes
Historical and Revision Notes


Source (U.S. Code)Source (Statutes at Large)
57520 46 App.:1202(b), (c). June 29, 1936, ch. 858, title VII, §712(b), (c), 49 Stat. 2010; Aug. 7, 1939, ch. 555, §1, 53 Stat. 1254; Pub. L. 97–31, §12(114), Aug. 6, 1981, 95 Stat. 163.

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