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Re: Replace bow rail

and according to http://uscode.house.gov/download/pls/46C23.txt

TITLE 46 - SHIPPING
Subtitle II - Vessels and Seamen
Part A - General Provisions
CHAPTER 23 - OPERATION OF VESSELS GENERALLY

-HEAD-
Sec. 2302. Penalties for negligent operations and interfering with
safe operation

-STATUTE-
(a) A person operating a vessel in a negligent manner or
interfering with the safe operation of a vessel, so as to endanger
the life, limb, or property of a person is liable to the United
States Government for a civil penalty of not more than $5,000 in
the case of a recreational vessel, or $25,000 in the case of any
other vessel.
(b) A person operating a vessel in a grossly negligent manner
that endangers the life, limb, or property of a person commits a
class A misdemeanor.
(c) An individual who is under the influence of alcohol, or a
dangerous drug in violation of a law of the United States when
operating a vessel, as determined under standards prescribed by the
Secretary by regulation -
(1) is liable to the United States Government for a civil
penalty of not more than $5,000; or
(2) commits a class A misdemeanor.

(d) For a penalty imposed under this section, the vessel also is
liable in rem unless the vessel is -
(1) owned by a State or a political subdivision of a State;
(2) operated principally for governmental purposes; and
(3) identified clearly as a vessel of that State or
subdivision.
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