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Admiralty & Maritime Law: Federal Regulations

Resources for researching the admiralty and maritime law of the United States.

Code of Federal Regulations and the Federal Register

A Regulation is a source of law that the thorough researcher will not overlook.  Generally speaking, executive agencies are, by statute, delegated sufficient authority to promulgate regulations in order to effectively enforce certain related statutes.  Research federal regulations dealing with admiralty and related issues with the following resources:


Code of Federal Regulations


Title 33:  Navigation and Navigable Waters


Title 46:  Shipping


Electronic Code of Federal Regulations (e-CFR)


Federal Register


CFR List of Sections Affected (LSA)


Use the Federal Register (published daily) and the LSA to research the latest changes to federal regulations.