Terms Used In CFR > Title 33 > Chapter I > Subchapter F > Part 97 > Subpart A
- Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
- Approval authority: means a CSM approval authority, as that term is defined in this section. See 33 CFR 97.105
- Cargo: means the goods or merchandise conveyed in a vessel, and includes, but is not limited to, cargo that can be measured as a "cargo unit" as that term is used in the International Maritime Organization's Code of Safe Practice for Cargo Stowage and Securing, 2003 edition: "a vehicle, container, flat, pallet, portable tank, packaged unit, or any other entity, etc. See 33 CFR 97.105
- Container: means an article of transport equipment described in 49 CFR 450. See 33 CFR 97.105
- CSM approval authority: means an organization that meets the requirements of this subpart, and that the Commandant has authorized to conduct certain actions and issue electronic or printed approval letters on behalf of the United States. See 33 CFR 97.105
- Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
- International voyage: means a voyage between a port or place in one country (or its possessions) and a port or place in another country. See 33 CFR 97.105
- Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
- Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.