United States Code, 2017 Edition
Title 1 - GENERAL PROVISIONS
CHAPTER 1 - RULES OF CONSTRUCTION
Sec. 3 - Vessel" as including all means of water transportation
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§3. "Vessel" as including all means of water transportation
The word "vessel" includes every description of watercraft or other artificial contrivance used, or capable of being used, as a means of transportation on water.
(July 30, 1947, ch. 388, 61 Stat. 633.)