FSMC, TITLE 19.  ADMIRALTY & MARITIME
 
 
Chapter 10:  Carriage of Goods by Sea

1001 .   Application.
1002 .   Regulations for the carriage of goods by sea.
1003 .   Bills of lading.
1004 .   Jurisdiction of Supreme Court over carriage of goods within the
                  Federated States of Micronesia.

                                 1001.  Application.
                                This chapter applies to all goods carried by sea:

                               (1)  between ports in the Federated States of Micronesia; or

                               (2)  to the Federated States of Micronesia under a bill of lading:

                                    (a)  issued in a country which is a party to the Hague-Visby Rules;
          
                                    (b)  issued at a port in a country which is a party to the Hague-Visby Rules;

                               (3)  from the Federated States of Micronesia to a port in a country which is a party to the Hague-Visby Rules; or

                               (4)  under a contract which states that the provisions of the Hague-Visby Rules are to govern the contract.

                         Source PL 10-76 204.

                          Editor's note:  PL 10-76 took effect April 1, 1998.

                        The former provisions of chapters 1 to 12 of this title were repealed in their entirety by PL 10-76 1 and replaced by the provisions of PL 10-76, the "National Maritime Act, 1997" codified at chapters 1 to 13 of this title.

                    1002.  Regulations for the carriage of goods by sea.
                  The Secretary may promulgate regulations relating to the carriage of goods
          by sea, taking into account the provisions of the Hague-Visby Rules.

                        Source:  PL 10-76 205.

                                  1003.  Bills of lading.
                        Every bill of lading to which section 1001 applies shall contain an express statement that it is issued subject to the Hague-Visby Rules.

                        Source:  PL 10-76 206.

                                 1004.  Jurisdiction of Supreme Court over carriage of goods within the Federated States of Micronesia.

                               (1)  All bills of lading or other contracts for the carriage of goods from any place within the Federated States of Micronesia to another place within the Federated States of Micronesia shall be interpreted and enforced according to the laws of the Federated States of Micronesia.

                               (2)  The Supreme Court shall have exclusive original jurisdiction over all bills of lading and other contracts for the carriage of goods by sea to which section 1001(1) applies.

                               (3)  The Supreme Court shall have jurisdiction over all bills of lading and other contracts for the carriage of goods by sea to which section 1001, subsections (2) and (3) apply, and any action brought in the Supreme Court shall be interpreted and enforced in accordance with the laws of the Federated States of Micronesia.

                               (4)  Any bill of lading or other contract to which section 1001 applies, which is inconsistent with this section, is null and void.

                        Source: PL 10-76 207.

                        Cross-reference: The statutory provisions on the FSM Supreme Court and the Judiciary are found in title 4 of this code.  The statutory provisions on Judicial Procedure are found title 6 of this code.

                         Editor's note:  PL 10-76 took effect April 1, 1998.

                                The former provisions of chapters 1 to 12 of this title were repealed in their entirety by PL 10-76 1 and replaced by the provisions of PL 10-76, the "National Maritime Act, 1997" codified at chapters 1 to 13 of this title.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
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