§ 46-12.3-1 Proceedings for enforcement.
The superior court shall have jurisdiction to enforce the provisions of this
chapter. Venue shall exist in the county where the plaintiff is located or in
Providence County, at the election of the plaintiff. A civil action may be
instituted by the attorney general or by any person, corporation, partnership,
or other business entity for damages sustained as a result of a violation of
the provisions of chapter 9 or 9.1 of title 46, regarding the obligation of a
vessel to have a licensed pilot on board prior to entering a navigable waterway
of the state, or chapter 12 of title 46, regarding water pollution, or any
violation of any permit, rule, regulation, or order issued pursuant thereto by
the owner, operator, and/or his or her or its agent of a seagoing vessel, as
defined in § 46-9-2, or as a result of the negligence of the owner,
operator, or agent.
(P.L. 1990, ch. 198, § 1.)