Summary: H.R.58 — 103rd Congress (1993-1994)All Information (Except Text)

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Passed House amended (11/20/1993)

Merchant Marine Memorial Enhancement Act of 1993 - Authorizes conveyance without consideration of two vessels in the National Defense Reserve Fleet to any nonprofit organization that operates a Liberty Ship or Victory Ship as a memorial to merchant mariners. Requires the organization to sell the vessel for scrap, use the proceeds to refurbish a Liberty Ship or Victory Ship to enable the ship to participate in activities concerning the 50th anniversary of the Normandy invasion, and return any unused proceeds to the United States for deposit in the Vessel Operations Revolving Fund.

(Sec. 3) Authorizes the Secretary of Transportation to issue certificates of documentation with a coastwise endorsement for specified vessels.

(Sec. 4) Authorizes the Secretary of Commerce to deploy a physical ocean real-time system consisting, at a minimum, of current, wind, tide, salinity, and water level measuring devices and necessary computer links, in Galveston Bay and the Houston Ship Cannel.

(Sec. 5) Directs the Secretary of Transportation to establish a three-year pilot program for sealift training at the Massachusets Maritime Academy.