The provisions of this section apply to ship repairing and shipbuilding only.
In activities involving the use of and exposure to sources of ionizing radiation not only on
conventionally powered but also on nuclear powered vessels, the applicable provisions of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's Standards for Protection
Against Radiation (10 CFR Part 20), relating to protection against occupational radiation exposure, shall apply.
Any activity which involves the use of radioactive material, whether or not under license from the
Nuclear Regulatory Commission, shall be performed by competent persons specially trained in the proper and safe operation of such equipment. In the
case of materials used under Commission license, only persons actually licensed, or competent persons under direction and supervision of the licensee,
shall perform such work.