Summary: S.1496 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (08/02/2011)

Ethical Shipping Inspections Act of 2011 - Amends federal shipping inspection laws to prohibit the Secretary of the department in which the Coast Guard is operating from delegating (and to require revocation of an existing delegation of) certain inspection, certification, and related services to a foreign classification society if the Secretary of State determines that such society provides comparable services: (1) in Iran, North Korea, North Sudan, or Syria; or (2) for the government of such countries.