For purposes of this subchapter—
(1) Covered voyage
(A) In general
The term “covered voyage” means a voyage of—
(i) a commercial passenger vessel which extends over 1 or more nights, or
(ii) a commercial vessel transporting passengers engaged in gambling aboard the vessel beyond the territorial waters of the United States,
during which passengers embark or disembark the vessel in the United States. Such term shall not include any voyage on any vessel owned or operated by the United States, a State, or any agency or subdivision thereof.
(B) Exception for certain voyages on passenger vessels
The term “covered voyage” shall not include a voyage of a passenger vessel of less than 12 hours between 2 ports in the United States.
(2) Passenger vessel
The term “passenger vessel” means any vessel having berth or stateroom accommodations for more than 16 passengers.
(Added Pub. L. 101–239, title VII, §7504(a), Dec. 19, 1989, 103 Stat. 2362.)
A prior section 4472 was contained in subchapter C of this chapter prior to repeal by Pub. L. 89–44, title IV, §404, June 21, 1965, 79 Stat. 149.