Code Annotated

20.1407 Clearance by customs and Port Director.

A pilot may not conduct a vessel to sea unles…

20.1408 Complaints against pilot—Procedure.

Any person having a complaint to make against…

20.1409 Applicability of international rules.

Within the waters of American Samoa, the Inte…

20.1410 Observance of regulations.

Pilots will observe all harbor, quarantine an…

20.1501 Responsibility.

The mooring and unmooring of vessels and the…

20.1502 Mooring lines.

No person may make fast any rope or mooring l…

20.1503 Fees-Exemption.

(a) All vessels, except pleasure boats and ve…

20.1504 Mooring buoys.

No mooring buoys may be installed in the harb…

20.1601 Beginning and end of dockage.

(a) Dockage shall begin against a vessel when…

20.1602 Dockage charges.

(a) Dockage charges shall apply to all vessel…

20.1603 Charge for half-day dockage.

At the discretion of the Port Director, the d…

20.1604 Free dockage.

Free dockage will be accorded as follows:(1)…

20.1605 Motor launch and tug fees.

The charge for use of motor launches or tugs…

20.1606 Liability for charges.

Wharfage charges shall be paid by the owners…

20.1607 Wharfage charges.

(a) The rates for wharfage shall apply per to…

20.1608 Loading and unloading of vessels.

The master or agent of a vessel shall employ…

20.1609 Exemption.

All cargo shipped by or for the Government of…

20.1701 Liability for property damage.

(a) Any vessel, vehicle, merchandise, or pers…

20.1702 Movement of vessels.

Vessels may be moved or shifted at any time a…

20.1703 Oxygen cylinders.

(a) Oxygen cylinders shall be kept free from…

20.1704 Proper and sufficient gear requirement.

Vessels entering to discharge or load cargo s…

20.1705 Notice of discharge or loading.

Vessels may be discharged or loaded at any ti…

20.1706 Vehicle parking on wharf.

No person may park any vehicle on any wharf,…

20.1707 Vehicles prohibited from wharf-Exception.

No vehicle, except emergency vehicles, may be…

20.1708 Decaying matter and dead animals prohibited.

No vegetable or animal matter or goods which…

20.1709 Obstructions on wharves.

Any person handling goods on a wharf or bring…

20.1710 Rubbish prohibited.

No person may place and leave any rubbish, as…

20.1711 Repair of vessels on wharves—Permission required.

No person may make, repair, dress, or scrape…

20.1712 Refilling of gas cylinders on wharves prohibited.

Compressed gas cylinders may not be refilled…

20.1713 Rubbish in harbors and streams forbidden.

The placing, discharging, or deposition. by a…

20.1714 Discharge of waste products from ships prohibited.

The discharge of oil sludge, oil refuse, fuel…

20.1715 Cleanliness of docks alongside vessels.

(a) Masters of vessels moored alongside a doc…

20.1716 Antirodent measures-Compliance with instructions.

Any vessel lying alongside any wharf shall at…

20.1717 Fumigation-Permission required.

No vessel may be fumigated or smoked at any w…

20.1718 Use of fire alarm required.

In the event of fire occurring on board any v…

20.1719 Protection of electric cables.

Where insulated wire cables are in the path o…

20.1720 Loading and unloading explosives.

(a) All handling and loading or unloading of…

20.1721 Explosive and highly inflammable cargo.

Vessels carrying explosive or highly inflamma…

20.1722 Heating of combustibles- Permission required.

No combustible materials, such as pitch, tar,…

20.1723 Unloading containers for inflammables.

No empty containers which have been used to h…

20.1724 Loading and unloading material with inflammable vapors.

Loading or unloading of any liquid which give…

20.1725 Welding and burning—Permits.

(a) Before any welding or burning operation c…

20.1726 Welding and burning-Inspection required.

Before any welding, burning, or spark- or fla…

20.1727 Welding and burning-Supervision- Removal of combustibles.

(a) All welding or burning operations shall b…

20.1728 Welding and burning—Protective coverings and shields.

(a) Welding or burning operations shall not b…

20.1729 Welding and burning-Fire mains, hoses, and watchers required.

(a) Water-charged fire mains, with hose and n…

20.1730 Welding and burning—Use of compressed gas cylinders.

Compressed gas cylinders, when used in weldin…

20.1801 Legislative findings.

Rapid response and immediate and decisive act…

20.1802 Legislative intent.

It is the intention of the Legislature of Ame…

20.1803 Title.

This act shall be known as the American Samoa…