46 USC 30102 - Liability to passengers

(a) Liability.— 
The owner and master of a vessel, and the vessel, are liable for personal injury to a passenger or damage to a passengers baggage caused by
(1) a neglect or failure to comply with part B or F of subtitle II of this title; or
(2) a known defect in the steaming apparatus or hull of the vessel.
(b) Not Subject to Limitation.— 
A liability imposed under this section is not subject to limitation under chapter 305 of this title.