The Jones Act was legislatively set following the conclusion of World War I, when the lack of a competent American Merchant Marine became alarmingly apparent to the United States, which had to depend substantially upon foreign shipping during the war years. Procedurally, in order for foreign-built vessels (including hovercraft as administratively defined by the Treasury Department) to function between points in the United States, it is necessary that the Act be addressed. Prior to any extensive discussion of the waiver process at this time, however, some additional consideration should be given to a project currently proposed by the State of Alaska, which has given rise to a present need for a Jones Act hovercraft waiver.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Kalerghi Publications

    51 Welbeck Street
    London W1,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Satterberg Jr, W R
  • Publication Date: 1978-10

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 14-23
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00197061
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 15 1979 12:00AM