Covered Voyage Law and Legal Definition

Any commercial vessel transporting passengers engaged in gambling abroad the vessel beyond the territorial waters of the United States is known as Covered Voyage. It also includes any commercial passenger vessel which extents over one or more nights.

According to 26 USCS § 4472 covered voyage means “a voyage of--

(i) a commercial passenger vessel which extends over 1 or more nights, or

(ii) a commercial vessel transporting passengers engaged in gambling aboard the vessel beyond the territorial waters of the United States,

during which passengers embark or disembark the vessel in the United States. Such term shall not include any voyage on any vessel owned or operated by the United States, a State, or any agency or subdivision thereof.

(B) Exception for certain voyages on passenger vessels. The term 'covered voyage' shall not include a voyage of a passenger vessel of less than 12 hours between 2 ports in the United States.”