Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 54 Part 1.djvu/1061

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54 STAT.] 76TH CONG., 3D SESS.-CH. 777 -OCT. 9, 1940 1027 States, that any vessel subject to this section is violating any of the provisions of this section or of the regulations established hereunder, by written order served on the master, person in charge of such vessel, or the owner or charterer thereof, or the agent of the owner or charterer, detain such vessel until such time as the provisions of this section and of the regulations established hereunder have been complied with. If the vessel be ordered detained, the master, person in charge, Appeal, ifdetained. or owner or charterer, or the agent of the owner or charterer thereof, may within five days appeal to the Secretary of Commerce, who may, after investigation, affirm, set aside, or modify the order of such col- lector. If any reputable citizen of the United States furnishes sworn Fals nformation deemed perjury. information to any collector of customs that any vessel, subject to this section, is violating any of the provisions of this section or of the regulations established hereunder, and such information is knowingly false, the person so falsely swearing shall be deemed guilty of perjury. "(14) Whoever shall knowingly violate any of the provisions of Penalty. this section or of any regulations established under this section shall be subject to a penalty of not more than $2,000 for each violation. In the case of any such violation on the part of the owner, charterer Liability of vessel agent, master, or person in charge of the vessel, such vessel shall be o pty. liable for the penalty and may be seized and proceeded against by way of libel in the district court of the United States in any district in which such vessel may be found. "(15) When the death or bodily injury of any person results from Death, etc., relt- the violation of this section or any regulations made in pursuance thereof, the person or persons who shal have knowingly violated or caused to be violated such provisions or regulations shall be fined Penalty. not more than $10,000 or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both. "(16) The transportation by vessels of gasoline or any other Transportation of gasoline, etc., used by inflammable or combustible liquid or inflammable gas when carried motor vehicles. by motor vehicles using the same as a source of their own motive power, or motive power for driving auxiliaries forming a part of the vehicle, shall be lawful under the conditions as set forth in the regulations established by the Secretary of Commerce under this section: Provided, however, That the motor or motors in any vehicle , be be stopped immediately after entering the said vessel, and that the stopped. same be not restarted until immediately before said vehicle shall leave the vessel after said vessel has been made fast to the wharf or ferry bridge at which she lands. All other fire, if any, in such oeth, re tobe vehicle shall be extinguished before entering the said vessel and the same shall not be relighted until after said vehicle shall leave the vessel: Provided further, That the Secretary of Commerce, may, operation of motor by regulation, permit the operation on board vessels of motive power uxlares. for driving auxiliaries forming a part of motor vehicles, under such conditions as he may deem proper: Provided further, That any Right of refusal to owner, charterer, agent, master, or other person having charge of a transport vehile vessel shall have the right to refuse to transport motor vehicles the fuel tanks of which contain gasoline or other inflammable or com- bustible liquid or inflammable gas used as a source of power for the vehicle or its auxiliaries: Provided further, That the owner, motor Liability for viola- carrier, and operator of any such vehicle in which all fires have not t aons. been extinguished or the motor or motors stopped as required by this subsection or regulations established thereunder, and the owner, charterer, agent, master, or person in charge of the vessel on which such vehicle is transported, shall each be liable to a penalty of not Penalty. more than $500, for which the motor vehicle and vessel, respectively, shall be liable: And provided further, That a violation of this sub- Limitation of pen- section shall not subject any person to the penalty provided in sub- ty. section (14) or (15) hereof."