PUBLIC LAW 96-453—OCT. 15, 1980
94 STAT. 2007
United States Code (relating to classification and General Schedule pay rates), to prescribe the course of study and the periods of training in such service, and to prescribe the uniform of such service and the rules governing the wearing and furnishing of such uniform. "(c) The ranks, grades, and ratings for personnel of the United States Maritime Service shall be the same as are then prescribed for the personnel of the United States Coast Guard. "SEC. 1307. (a) As used in this section, the term 'civilian nautical school' means any school operated and conducted in the United States (except the Academy maintained under section 1303, any State maritime academy assisted under section 1304, and any other school operated by the United States or any agency of the United States) which offers instruction to individuals quartered on board any vessel for the primary purpose of training them for service in the merchant marine. "(b) Each civilian nautical school shall be subject to examination and inspection by the Secretary, and the Secretary may (under such rules and regulations as the Secretary may prescribe) provide for the rating and certification of such schools as to the adequacy of the course of instruction, the competency of the instructors, and the suitability of the equipment used by, or in connection with, such school. "(c)(1) Any vessel or other floating equipment, other than a vessel of the United States Navy or the United States Coast Guard, used by or in connection with any civilian nautical school (whether such vessel or other floating equipment is being navigated or not) shall be subject to the vessel inspection laws of the United States under the same terms as is a passenger carrying vessel or a vesssel carrying passengers for hire. "(2) The Secretary of the department in which the United States Coast Guard is operating shall issue regulations to carry out the inspection of such vessels and floating equipment. "(d) Whoever— "(1) violates this section or any regulations promulgated to implement this section; "(2) is an owner of a vessel or floating equipment which is in violation of the requirements of this section; "(3) is an officer or member of the Board of Directors of a school, organization, association, partnership, or corporation which owns a vessel or floating equipment which is used in violation of the requirements of this section or which uses such a vessel or floating equipment in violation of this section, shall be fined not more than $10,000 or imprisoned for not more than one year, or both, for each offense. "SEC. 1308. (a) The Secretary shall establish such rules and regulations as may be necessary to carry out this title. "(b) The Secretary may cooperate with and assist the Academy, any State maritime academy, and any nonprofit training institution which has been jointly approved by the Secretary and the Secretary of the department in which the United States Coast Guard is operating as offering training courses which meet Federal regulations for maritime training, by making vessels, shipboard equipment, and other marine equipment, owned by the United States which have been determined to be excess or surplus, available by gift, loan, sale, lease, or charter to such institution for instructional purposes on such terms as the Secretary deems appropriate.
5 USC 5101 et seq., 5331.
"Civilian nautical school. 46 USC 1295f.
Examination and inspection.
Rules and regulations. 46 USC 1295g. Excess vessels and equipment.