Federal intervention actions
Upon a determination under section 1472 of this title
of a grave and imminent danger to the coastline or related interests of the United States, the Secretary may—
coordinate and direct all public and private efforts directed at the removal or elimination of the threatened pollution damage;
remove, and, if necessary, destroy the ship and cargo which is the source of the danger.
[Pub. L. 93–248, § 5], Feb. 5, 1974, [88 Stat. 9].)