18 U.S.C. § 1115 : US Code - Section 1115: Misconduct or neglect of ship officers

      Every captain, engineer, pilot, or other person employed on any
    steamboat or vessel, by whose misconduct, negligence, or
    inattention to his duties on such vessel the life of any person is
    destroyed, and every owner, charterer, inspector, or other public
    officer, through whose fraud, neglect, connivance, misconduct, or
    violation of law the life of any person is destroyed, shall be
    fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or
    both.
      When the owner or charterer of any steamboat or vessel is a
    corporation, any executive officer of such corporation, for the
    time being actually charged with the control and management of the
    operation, equipment, or navigation of such steamboat or vessel,
    who has knowingly and willfully caused or allowed such fraud,
    neglect, connivance, misconduct, or violation of law, by which the
    life of any person is destroyed, shall be fined under this title or
    imprisoned not more than ten years, or both.