46 U.S.C. § 9308 - U.S. Code - Unannotated Title 46. Shipping § 9308. Penalties

(a)  An owner, charterer, managing operator, agent, master, or individual in charge of a vessel knowingly allowing the vessel to be operated in violation of section 9302 of this title is liable to the United States Government for a civil penalty of no more than $10,000 for each day during which the vessel is in violation.  The vessel also is liable in rem for the penalty.

(b)  An individual who directs the navigation of a vessel in violation of section 9302 of this title is liable to the Government for a civil penalty of no more than $10,000 for each day during which the violation occurs.

(c)  A person violating a regulation prescribed under section 9303 of this title is liable to the Government for a civil penalty of no more than $10,000.


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