General Maritime Offenses
There are a number of statutes defining maritime offenses that are
dependent upon 18 U.S.C. § 7 and are not affected by the fact that the
offense occurred within state jurisdiction. For example, death resulting
criminal negligence of a ship's officer or crew can be prosecuted under 18
§ 1115 when a manslaughter prosecution under 18 U.S.C. § 1112
barred because the ship was within a harbor. See United States v.
Allied Towing Corp., 602 F.2d 612 (4th Cir. 1979). See also
States v. Tanner, 471 F.2d 128 (7th Cir.), cert.
409 U.S. 949 (1972) affirming a conviction under 18 U.S.C. § 2275
vessel) while reversing one for violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1363
mischief within special maritime and territorial jurisdiction). There are
such statutes to be found in Title 18 and other titles of the United States
[cited in USAM 9-20.100]