46 U.S. Code § 10503 - Exhibiting merchant mariners’ documents

Before signing the agreement required by section 10502 of this title, a seaman required by section 8701 of this title to have a merchant mariner’s document shall exhibit to the master a document issued to the seaman and appropriately endorsed for the capacity in which the seaman is to serve.


(Pub. L. 98–89, Aug. 26, 1983, 97 Stat. 570.)

Historical and Revision Notes
Revised section Source section (U.S. Code)
10503 46:643

Under section 10503 seamen who are required to have a merchant mariner’s document must exhibit it before signing a shipping agreement on a coastwise voyage.

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