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Eleventh. The sale of the effects of any seaman or apprentice who dies during the voyage, including a statement of each article sold, and the sum received for it.
Twelfth. In every case of collision in which it is practicable so to do, the master shall, immediately after the occurrence, cause a statement thereof, and of the circumstances under which the same occurred, to be entered in the official log book. Such entry shall be made in the manner prescribed in section 202 of this title, and failure to make such entry shall subject the offender to the penalties prescribed by section 203 of this title. Mode of making entries 46 U.S.C. 202 (R.S. 4291)
Every entry hereby required to be made in the official log book shall be signed by the master and by the mate, or some other one of the crew, and every entry in the official log book shall be made as soon as possible after the occurrence to which it relates, and, if not made on the same day as the occurrence to which it relates, shall be made and dated so as to show the date of the occurrence, and of the entry respecting it; and in no case shall any entry therein, in respect of any occurrence happening previously to the arrival of the vessel at her final port, be made more than twenty-four hours after such arrival. Penalty for omitting entries 46 U.S.C. 203 (R.S. 4292)
If in any case the official log book is not kept in the manner hereby required, or if any entry hereby directed to be made in any such log book is not made at the time and in the manner hereby directed, the master shall, for each such offense, be liable to a penalty of not more than $25; and every person who makes, or procures to be made, or assists in making, any entry in any official log book in respect of any occurrence happening previously to the arrival of the vessel at her final port of discharge, more than twenty-four hours after such arrival, shall, for each offense, be liable to a penalty of not more than $150. Various offenses; penalties 46 U.S.C. 701 (R.S. 4596)
Whenever any seaman who has been lawfully engaged or any apprentice to the sea service commits any of the following offenses, he shall be punished as follows:
First. For desertion, by forfeiture of all or any part of the clothes or effects he leaves on board and of all or any part of the wages or emoluments which he has then earned.
Second. For neglecting or refusing without reasonable cause to join his vessel or to proceed to sea in his vessel, or for absence without leave at any time within twenty-four hours of the vessel's sailing from any port, either at the commencement or during the progress of the voyage, or for absence at any time without leave and without sufficient reason from his vessel and from his duty, not amounting to
desertion, by forfeiture from his wages of not more than two days? pay or sufficient to defray any expenses which shall have been properly incurred in hiring a substitute.
Third. For quitting the vessel without leave, after her arrival at the port of her delivery and before she is placed in security, by forfeiture from his wages of not more than one month's pay.
Fourth. For willful disobedience to any lawful command at sea, by being, at the option of the master, placed in irons until such disobedience shall cease, and upon arrival in port by forfeiture from his wages of not more than four days' pay, or, at the discretion of the court, by imprisonment for not more than one month.
Fifth. For continued willful disobedience to lawful command or continued willful neglect of duty at sea, by being, at the option of the master, placed in irons, on bread and water, with full rations every fifth day, until such disobedience shall cease, and upon arrival in port by forfeiture, for every twenty-four hours' continuance of such disobedience or neglect, of a sum of not more than twelve days' pay, or by imprisonment for not more than three months, at the discretion of the court.
Sixth. For assaulting any master, mate, pilot, engineer, or staff officer, by imprisonment for not more than two years.
Seventh. For willfully damaging the vessel, or embezzling or willfully damaging any of the stores or cargo, by forfeiture out of his wages of a sum equal in amount to the loss thereby sustained, and also, at the discretion of the court, by imprisonment for not more than twelve months.
Eighth. For any act of smuggling for which he is convicted and whereby loss or damage is occasioned to the master or owner, he shall be liable to pay such master or owner such a sum as is sufficient to reimburse the master or owner for such a loss or damage, and the whole or any part of his wages may be retained in satisfaction or on account of such liability, and he shall be liable to imprisonment for a period of not more than twelve months. Entry of offense in log book 46 U.S.C. 702 (R.S. 4597)
Upon the commission of any of the offenses enumerated in section 701 an entry thereof shall be made in the official log book on the day on which the offense was committed, and shall be signed by the master and by the mate or one of the crew; and the offender, if still in the vessel, shall, before her next arrival at any port, or, if she is at the time in port, before her departure therefrom, be furnished with a copy of such entry and have the same read over distinctly and audibly to him, and may thereupon make such a reply thereto as he thinks fit; and a statement that a copy of the entry has been so furnished, or the same has been so read over, together with his reply, if any, made by the offender, shall likewise be entered and signed in the same manner. In any subsequent legal proceedings the entries hereinbefore required shall, if practicable, be produced or proved, and in default of such production or proof the court hearing the case may, at its discretion, refuse to receive evidence of the offense.
Visiting parts of vessels occupied by passengers 46 U.S.C. 157
Neither the officers, seamen, nor other persons employed on any such steamship or other vessel shall visit or frequent any part of the vessel provided or assigned to the use of such passengers, except by the direction or permission of the master of such vessel first made or given for such purpose; and every officer, seaman, or other person employed on board of such vessel who shall violate the provisions of this section shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and may be fined not exceeding $100, and be imprisoned not exceeding twenty days, for each violation; and the master of such vessel who directs or permits any officer, seaman, or other person employed on board the vessel to visit or frequent any part of the vessel provided for or assigned to the use of such passengers, or the compartments or spaces occupied by such passengers, except for the purpose of doing or performing some necessary act or duty as an officer, seaman, or other person employed on board of the vessel, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and may be fined not more than $100 for each time he directs or permits the provisions of this section to be violated. A copy of this section, written or printed in the language or principal languages of the passengers on board, shall, by or under the direction of the master of the vessel, be posted in a conspicuous place on the forecastle and in the several parts of the vessel provided and assigned for the use of such passengers, and in each compartment or space occupied by such passengers, and the same shall be kept so posted during the voyage; and if the said master neglects so to do, he shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and shall be fined not more than $100. Drunkenness or neglect of duty by seamen 18 U.S.C. 2196
Whoever, being a master, officer, radio operator, seaman, apprentice or other person employed on any merchant vessel, by willful breech of duty, or by reason of drunkenness, does any act tending to the immediate loss or destruction of, or serious damage to, such vessel, or tending immediately to endanger the life or limb of any person belonging to or on board of such vessel; or, by willful breech of duty or by neglect of duty or by reason of drunkenness, refuses or omits to do any lawful act proper and requisite to be done by him for preserving such vessel from immediate loss, destruction, or serious damage, or for preserving any person belonging to or on board of such ship from immediate danger to life or limb, shall be imprisoned not more than one year. Carrying sheath knives 46 U.S.C. 710 (R.S. 4608)
No seaman in the merchant service shall wear any sheath knife on shipboard. It shall be the duty of the master of any vessel registered, enrolled, or licensed under the laws of the United States, and of the person entering into contract for the employment of a seaman
upon any such vessel, to inform every person offering to ship himself of the provisions of this section, and to require his compliance therewith, under a penalty of $50 for each omission, to be sued for and recovered in the name of the United States, under the direction of the Commandant of the Coast Guard; one half for the benefit of the informer, and the other half for the benefit of the fund for the relief of sick and disabled seamen. Surrendering officer inflicting corporal punishment; liability of
master 46 U.S.C. 712 (R.S. 4611)
Whenever any officer of a vessel of the United States, other than the master thereof, violates section 2191 of title 18, the master shall, if he has actual knowledge of the offense or if complaint be made within three days after reaching port, surrender such officer to the proper authorities. Any failure on the part of such master to use due diligence to comply herewith, which failure shall result in the escape of such officer, shall render the master or vessel or the owner of the vessel liable in damages for such flogging or corporal punishment to the person illegally punished by such officer. Cruelty to seamen 18 U.S.C. 2191
Whoever, being the master or officer of a vessel of the United States, on the high seas, or on any other waters within the admiralty and maritime jurisdiction of the United States, flogs, beats, wounds, or without justifiable cause, imprisons any of the crew of such vessel, or withholds from them suitable food and nourishment, or inflicts upon them any corporal or other cruel and unusual punishment, shall be fined not more than $1,000 or imprisoned not more than five years, or both. Narcotics violations; definitions 46 U.S.C. 239a
When used in section 239b of this title
(a) The term "narcotic drug” shall have the meaning ascribed to that term by section 171(a) of Title 21, and also shall include marihuana as defined in section 3238 (b) of Title 26, I.R.C. 1939 and section 4761 of Title 26, I.R.C. 1954.
(b) The term "Secretary” means the head of the department in which the Coast Guard is operating.
(c) The term “seaman's document” means any document authorized by law or regulation to be issued to a merchant mariner by the Secretary. Narcotics violations; denial or revocation of seaman's document 46 U.S.C. 239b
The Secretary may-
(1) any person who, within ten years prior to the date of application therefor, has been convicted in a court of record of a viola
tion of the narcotic drug laws of the United States, the District of Columbia, or any State or Territory of the United States, which conviction has become final; or
(2) any person who, unless he furnishes satisfactory evidence that he is cured, has ever been a user of or addicted to the ụse narcotic drug; and
(b) take action, based on a hearing before a Coast Guard examiner, under hearing procedures prescribed by the Administrative Procedure Act, as amended, to revoke the seaman's document of
(1) any person who, subsequent to July 15, 1954, and within ten years prior to the institution of the action, has been convicted in a court of record of a violation of the narcotic drug laws of the United States, District of Columbia, or any State or Territory of the United States, the revocation to be subject to the conviction's becoming final; or
(2)) any person who, unless he furnishes satisfactory evidence that he is cured, has been, subsequent to July 15, 1954, a user of or addicted to the use of a narcotic drug. Vessels in coastwise trade 46 U.S.C. 544
None of the provisions of sections 201-203, 542a, 543, 545, 546, 561, 562, 564–571, 577, 578, 591-595, 600, 621–628, 641-643, 644, 645, 651, 652, 662-669, 701-709, 711, 713 of this title shall apply to sail or steam vessels engaged in the coastwise trade, except the coastwise trade between the Atlantic and Pacific coasts, or in the lake-going trade touching at foreign ports or otherwise, or in the trade between the United States and the British North American possessions, or in any case where the seamen are by custom or agreement entitled to participate in the profits or result of a cruise, or voyage.