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PUBLIC LAW 95-000—MMMM. DD, 1977

PUBLIC LAW 95-75—JULY 27, 1977

91 STAT. 309

tive Organization of an objection to the United States to the proposed amendment, he shall promptly do so. (2) For the purposes of this subsection, "resolution of disapproval" "Resolution means a concurrent resolution initiated by either House of the Con- of disapproval. gress, the matter after the resolving clause of which is to read as follows: "That the (the concurring) does not favor the proposed amendment to the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972, relating to , and forwarded to the Congress by the President on .", the first blank space therein to be filled with the name of the resolving House, the second blank space therein to be filled with the name of the concurring House, the third blank space therein to be filled with the subject matter of the proposed amendment, and the fourth blank space therein to be filled with the day, month, and year. (3) Any proposed amendment transmitted to the Congress by the Referral to President and any resolution of disapproval pertaining thereto shall congressional be referred, in the House of Representatives, to the Committee on committees. Merchant Marino and Fisheries, and shall be referred, in the Senate, to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. SEC, 4, Except as provided in section 5 and subject to the provisions 33 USC 1603. of section 6, the International Regulations, as proclaimed under section 3, shall be applicable to, and shall be complied with by— (1) all vessels, public and private, subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, while upon the high seas or in waters connected therewith navigable by seagoing vessels, and (2) all other vessels when on waters subject to the jurisdiction of the United States. SEC. 5. (a) The International Regulations shall not be applicable to 33 USC 1604. vessels while— (1) in the harbors, rivers, and other inland waters of the United States, as defined in section 1 of the Act of June 7, 1897 (30 Stat. 96), as amended (33 U.S.C. 154), (2) in the Great Lakes of North America and their connecting and tributary waters, as defined in section 1 of the Act of February 8, 1895 (28 Stat. 645), as amended (33 U.S.C. 241), nor while (3) in the Red River of the North and rivers emptying into the Gulf of Mexico and their tributaries, as defined in section 4233 of the Revised Statutes of the United States, as amended (33 U.S.C. 301). (b) Whenever a vessel subject to the jurisdiction of the United States is in the territorial waters of a foreign state the International Regulations shall be applicable to, and shall be complied with by, that vessel to the extent that the laws and regulations of the foreign state are not in conflict therewith. SEC. 6. (a) Any requirement of the International Regulations with Certain Navy and respect to the number, position, range, or arc of visibility of lights, Coast Guard with respect to shapes, or with respect to the disposition and charac- vessels, teristics of sound-signaling appliances, shall not be applicable to a exemption. vessel of special construction or purpose, whenever the Secretary of 33 USC 1605. the Navy, for any vessel of the Navy, or the Secretary of the department in which the Coast Guard is operating, for any other vessel of the