41.0603 Persons responsible for expenses.

(a) The cost of the maintenance, including detention expenses and expenses incident to detention, as well as the transportation expense of deportation from American Samoa, shall be borne by the owner or owners of the vessel or aircraft on which the deported person arrived.

(b) If the vessel or aircraft in which the person arrived has left American Samoa and it is impracticable to deport him within a reasonable time by another vessel or aircraft owned by the same person or company, the costs of deportation may be paid by the government and the owner shall be responsible for reimbursement.

History: 1984, PL 18-52 § 2.