46 U.S.C. § 30302 - U.S. Code - Unannotated Title 46. Shipping § 30302. Cause of action

When the death of an individual is caused by wrongful act, neglect, or default occurring on the high seas beyond 3 nautical miles from the shore of the United States, the personal representative of the decedent may bring a civil action in admiralty against the person or vessel responsible.  The action shall be for the exclusive benefit of the decedent's spouse, parent, child, or dependent relative.


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