The United States Constitution grants Congress the power to regulate matters concerning interstate and international commerce. U. S. CONST. art. 1, § 8, cl. 3. Congress also has the power to define and punish crimes committed on the high seas, and offenses against the law of nations. U. S. CONST. art. 1, § 8, cl. 10. Links shown below are to suggested online resources. Many of these resources may be found alternatively in Lexis+, Westlaw, or Bloomberg Law.
Title 28: Judiciary and Judicial Procedure
28 U.S.C.A. § 1333. Admiralty, maritime and prize cases
Title 33: Navigation and Navigable Waters
33 U.S.C.A. §§ 901-950. Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act
Title 46: Shipping
46 U.S.C.A. § 30104. Personal Injury to or death of a seamen