Case Type Number: 
Program Area: 
Regulatory Authorities (CFR): 
46 CFR 272.1 - 272.44
Filed By: 
Private Party/Individual
Brief Description of Case Type: 
These cases arise out of disputes over whether a vessel has complied with the conditions prerequisite to receiving "operating-differential" subsidies from the Maritime Administration. Such subsidies allow vessel operators to receive compensation for certain maintenance and repair (M&R) expenses. Operators whose vessels have undergone foreign non-emergency repairs may be subject to a civil penalty in an amount equal to the total cost of such repairs, to be deducted from the operator's otherwise-accrued subsidy. Appeals are heard by the Maritime Subsidy Board.
Relief Available in Actions Filed By Private Parties: 
Reversal of Finding of Violation/Imposition of Penalty
Verified by Agency: 
Not verified