Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 110 Part 6.djvu/162

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110 STAT. 3984 PUBLIC LAW 104-324—OCT. 19, 1996 to each recipient of the assistance a notice describing the statement made in subsection (a) by the Congress, SEC. 1128. REQUIREMENT FOR PROCUREMENT OF BUOY CHAIN. (a) REQUIREMENT.—Chapter 5 of title 14, United States Code, as amended by section 311 of this Act, is further amended by adding at the end the following: "§ 97. Procurement of buoy chain "(a) Except as provided in subsection (b), the Coast Guard , may not procure buoy chain— "(1) that is not manufactured in the United States; or "(2) substantially all of the components of which are not produced or manufactured in the United States. "(b) The Coast Guard may procure buoy chain that is not manufactured in the United States if the Secretary determines thai>- "(1) the price of buoy chain manufactured in the United States is unreasonable; or "(2) emergency circumstances exist.". (b) CLERICAL AMENDMENT. —The table of sections for chapter 5 of title 14, United States Code, as amended by section 311 of this Act, is further amended by adding at the end the following: "97. Procurement of buoy chain.". SEC. 1129. CRUISE SHIP LIABILITY. (a) APPLICABILITY OF STATUTORY LIMITATIONS.— Section 4283 of the Revised Statutes (46 App. U.S.C. 183) is amended by adding at the end the following new subsection: "(g) In a suit by any person in which the operator or owner of a vessel or employer of a crewmember is claimed to have vicarious liability for medical malpractice with regard to a crewmember occurring at a shoreside facility, and to the extent the damages resulted from the conduct of any shoreside doctor, hospital, medical facility, or other health care provider, such operator, owner, or employer shall be entitled to rely upon any and all statutory limitations of liability applicable to the doctor, hospital, medical facility, or other health care provider in the State of the United States in which the shoreside medical care was provided.". (b) CONTRACT LIMITATIONS ALLOWED. — Section 4283b of the Revised Statutes of the United States (46 App. U.S.C. 183c) is amended by redesignating the existing text as subsection (a) and by adding at the end the following new subsection: "(b)(1) Subsection (a) shall not prohibit provisions or limitations in contracts, agreements, or ticket conditions of carriage with passengers which relieve a crewmember, manager, agent, master, owner, or operator of a vessel from liability for infliction of emotional distress, mental suffering, or psychological injury so long as such provisions or limitations do not limit such liability if the emotional distress, mental suffering, or psychological injury was— "(A) the result of physical injury to the claimant caused by the negligence or fault of a crewmember or the manager, agent, master, owner, or operator; "(B) the result of the claimant having been at actual risk of physical injury, and such risk was caused by the negligence or fault of a crewmember or the manager, agent, master, owner, or operator; or