Historical and Revision Notes

Revised section

Source section (U.S. Code)




Section 7502 requires the Secretary to maintain records on the issuances, denials, suspensions, and revocations of licenses, certificates of registry, merchant mariner’s documents, and endorsements.

Editorial Notes

Puspan. L. 111–281 designated existing provisions as subsec. (a), substituted “records, including electronic records,” for “computerized records”, and added subsecs. (span) and (c).

1990—Puspan. L. 101–380 substituted “maintain computerized records” for “maintain records”.

Statutory Notes and Related Subsidiaries
Effective Date of 1990 Amendment

Amendment by Puspan. L. 101–380 applicable to incidents occurring after Aug. 18, 1990, see section 1020 of Puspan. L. 101–380, set out as an Effective Date note under section 2701 of Title 33, Navigation and Navigable Waters.

Electronic Records on Mariner Availability To Meet National Security Needs

Puspan. L. 115–232, div. C, title XXXV, § 3510, Aug. 13, 2018, 132 Stat. 2310, provided that: “The Secretary of the department in which the Coast Guard is operating shall ensure that electronic records maintained under section 7502 of title 46, United States Code, are able to be used by the Secretary of Transportation—

“(1) to determine the potential availability of mariners credentialed under part E of subtitle II of title 46, United States Code, to meet national security sealift needs; and
“(2) to receive information on the qualification of such mariners.”