(a) Liability. --The owner and master of a vessel, and the vessel, are liable for personal injury to a passenger or damage to a passenger's baggage caused by--
(1) a neglect or failure to comply with part B or F of subtitle II of this title; or
(2) a known defect in the steaming apparatus or hull of the vessel.
(b) Not subject to limitation. --A liability imposed under this section is not subject to limitation under chapter 305 of this title.
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