Jones Act Contains Provision On Passenger Transportation

Last week Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano waived the Jones Act for the Russian tanker Renda so it could transport gasoline from Unalaska to ice-bound Nome.  Among other things, the Jones Act says foreign-flagged vessels can’t transport cargo between U.S. ports. Napolitano got around it by declaring the delivery a matter of national security.

But Wednesday, KUCB reporter Stephanie Joyce discovered another provision of the Jones Act – one that says foreign-flagged vessels can’t transport passengers between U.S. ports.

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