27.1007 Production of documents by entering or leaving vessels.

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(a) A vessel entering or leaving American Samoa must produce on demand of the Treasurer:

(1) clearance from last port;

(2) registry certificate’

(3) manifest, freight list, bills of lading, and other accounts of merchandise;

(4) bills of health;

(5) list of passengers;

(6) list of crew;

(7) shipping articles;

(8) ship’s license;

(9) such other papers as may be required for proper entry or departure.

(b) No passengers or cargo may be landed or loaded until the papers requested have been produced and certified to be correct.

(c) The Treasurer shall provide the Port Director a copy of the certificate.

History: 1963, PL 8-1; 1978, PL 15-97; amd 1987, PL 20-29 § 9; 2008, PL 30-36.

Amendment: 1978 Subsection (a) (q) added “or departure”. Subsection (b): added “or loaded”.

1987 Deleted “or aircraft” from section title and subsection (a).

Subsection (a): replaced “Port Director” with “ Treasurer”. Subsection (c): added.