46 USC 51902 - Gallant Ship Award
(a) Awards to Vessels.—The Secretary of Transportation may award a Gallant Ship Award and a citation to a vessel (including a foreign vessel) participating in outstanding or gallant action in a marine disaster or other emergency to save life or property at sea. The Secretary may award a plaque to the vessel, and a replica of the plaque may be preserved as a permanent historical record.
(b) Awards to Crews.—The Secretary of Transportation may award an appropriate citation ribbon bar to the master and each individual serving, at the time of the action, on a vessel issued an award under subsection (a).
(c) Consultation.—The Secretary of Transportation shall consult with the Secretary of State before awarding an award or citation to a foreign vessel or its crew under this section.
(Pub. L. 109–304, §8(b), Oct. 6, 2006, 120 Stat. 1584.)
Historical and Revision Notes
|Source (U.S. Code)||Source (Statutes at Large)|
||Pub. L. 100–324, §4, May 30, 1988, 102 Stat. 576.
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