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PUBLIC LAW 87-000—MMMM. DD, 1961

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PUBLIC LAW 87.45-MAY 27, 1961

(b) By inserting in the second sentence thereof after the words "to promote the foreign commerce of the United States" the words "except to the extent such vessels are to be operated on cruises authorized under section 613 of this title". (c) By inserting at the end thereof a new sentence to read as Allows: "To the extent the application covers cruises, as authorized under section 613 of this title, the Board may make the portion of this last determination relating to parity on the basis that any foreign flag cruise from the United States competes with any American flag cruise from the United States". SEC. 3. Section 602 of the Merchant Marine Act, 1936, as amended (46 U. S. C 11T2), is amended by striking out the word "No" and inserting in lieu thereof the following: "Except with respect to cruises authorized under section 613 of this title, no". SEC. 4. Section 603 of the Merchant Marine Act, 1936, as amended (46 U.S.C. 1173), is amended as follows: (a) Subsection (a) is amended by inserting after the words "in such service, route, or line" the words "and in cruises authorized under section 613 of this title". (b) Subsection (b) is amended by inserting after the words "operating-differential subsidy" the words "for the operation of vessels on a service, route, or line", and by inserting at the end thereof the following new sentence: " For any period during which a vessel cruises as authorized by section 613 of this Act, operating-differential subsidy shall be computed as though the vessel were operating on the essential service to which the vessel is assigned: Provided, however, That if the cruise vessel calls at a port or ports outside of its assigned service, but which is served with passenger vessels (as defined in section 613 of this Act) by another subsidized operator at an operating-differential subsidy rate for wages lower than the cruise vessel has on its assigned essential service, the operating-differential subsidy rates for each of the subsidizable items for each day (a fraction of a day to count as a day) that the vessel stops at such port shall be at the respective rates applicable to the subsidized operator regularly serving the area." SEC. 5. Section 606 of the Merchant Marine Act, 1936, as amended (46 U.S.C. 1176), is amended by inserting in subdivision (6) after the words "services, routes, and lines" a comma and the words "and any cruises authorized under section 613 of this title" and a comma. SEC. 6. Section 607(b) of the Merchant Marine Act, 1936, as amended (46 U.S.C. 1177), is amended by inserting in the second sentence of the second paragraph thereof after the words "on an essential foreign-trade line, route or service approved by the Commission" the words "and on cruises, if any, authorized under section 613 of this title". SEC. 7. The cruises authorized by section 613 shall be in addition to and not in derogation of the right of an operator to make voyages on his regular service, route or line, including approved deviations within the general area of his essential service. There shall be no adjustment of subsidy in the event of such deviations if they are without prejudice to the adequacy of service. Approved May 27, 1961.

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