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PUBLIC LAW 99-000—MMMM. DD, 1986

PUBLIC LAW 99-640—NOV. 10, 1986

100 STAT. 3551

(1) by inserting "(a)" immediately before "A towing"; and (2) adding at the end thereof the following: "(b) A vessel that tows a disabled vessel for consideration shall be operated by an individual licensed by the Secretary to operate that type of vessel in the particular geographic area, under prescribed regulations.". (b) The amendments made by subsection (a) of this section shall take effect on January 1, 1988. FORFEITED VESSELS

SEC. 13. (a) Whenever a vessel is forfeited to the United States, the vessel may be donated, in accordance with procedures under the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949 (40 U.S.C. 471 et seq.), to an educational institution with a commercial fishing vessel safety program or other vessel safety, education and training program, if the institution has certified to the Federal officer referred to in subsection (b) of this section that the program includes at a minimum the following courses in vessel safety: (1) vessel stability; (2) firefighting; J. (3) shipboard first aid; (4) marine safety and survival; and (5) seamanship rules of the road. (b) The donation of a vessel under this section shall be made on terms and conditions considered appropriate by the Federal officer making such donation, including requirements that— (1) the educational institution must accept the vessel as is, where it is, and without warranty of any kind and without any representation as to its condition or suitability for use. (2) the educational institution shall be responsible for maintaining the vessel; (3) the vessel shall be used only for instructing students in vessel safety education and training programs; (4) if the vessel is eligible to be documented, it must be documented by the educational institution as a vessel of the United States under chapter 121 of title 46, United States Code, and the requirements of paragraph (5) of this subsection shall be noted on the permanent record of the vessel; (5) the educational institution must obtain the prior approval of the Administrator of General Services before disposing of the vessel, and any proceeds from the disposal of the vessel shall be payable to the United States Government; and (6) the vessel shall be inspected or regulated in the same manner as a nautical school vessel under chapter 33 of title 46, United States Code. (c) The United States shall not be liable in an action arising out of the transfer or use of a vessel that has been transferred under this section. (d) Section 2101(17) of title 46, United States Code, is amended by inserting immediately before the period the following: "or an educational institution under section 13 of the Coast Guard Authorization Act of 1986". (e) Section 3305(c) of title 46, United States Code, is amended by inserting immediately after "school" the second place it appears the following: "or by an educational institution under section 13 of the Coast Guard Authorization Act of 1986".

Effective date. 46 USC 8904 note. Gifts and property. Schools and colleges. 40 USC 484d.

Records. 46 USC 12101 et seq.

46 USC 3301 et seq.