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PUBLIC LAW 88-163-OCT. 30, 1963
Public Law 88-162 JOINT RESOLUTION
October 30, 1963 FH T Res 7821
Making continuing appropriations for the fiscal year 1964, and for other purposes. ____:
Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the joint resolution continuing APof August 28, 1963 (Public Law 88-109), is hereby amended by p-gOP'-i^tions, striking out "October 31, 1963" and inserting in lieu thereof "Novem- Ant,,, p. 134. ber 30, 1963". Approved October 30, 1963.
Public Law 88-163 AN ACT
To provide for exceptions to the rules of navigation in certain cases.
October 30, 1963
[H. R. 753
t s it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That (a) the Sec- Vessels, igati retary of the Department in which the Coast Guard is operating may ruils^'fxceTexceppermit vessels desiring to navigate or operate under bridges con- tion. structed over navigable waters of the United States to temporarily lower any lights, day signals, or other navigational means and appliances prescribed or required pursuant to law, rule, or regulation, and, if necessary, may authorize vessels so navigating or operating to depart from the rules to prevent collisions as prescribed by law, rule, or regulation. The Secretary of the Department in which the Coast Guard is operating may also prescribe such special regulations to be observed by vessels so navigating or operating as in his judgment the public safety may require for the prevention of collisions. (b) Notice of the regulations to accomplish the purposes of this Publication Act shall be published in the Federal Eegister and in the Notice to '" P- ^• Mariners, and after the effective date specified in such notices, such regulations shall have the force of law. (c) Any person who navigates or operates a vessel in violation of Penalty. the regulations established pursuant to this section shall be liable to a penalty not exceeding $500. I n addition, any vessel navigated or operated in violation of the regulations established pursuant to this section shall be liable to a penalty of $500, for which sum such vessel may be seized and proceeded against, by way of libel, in the district court of the United States for a,iij district within which such vessel may be found. Approved October 30, 1963.