46 U.S. Code § 10505 - Advances
(1) A person may not—
(b) A person demanding or receiving from a seaman or an individual seeking employment as a seaman, remuneration for providing the seaman or individual with employment, is liable to the Government for a civil penalty of not more than $5,000.
(c) The owner, charterer, managing operator, agent, or master of a vessel seeking clearance from a port of the United States shall present the agreement required by section 10502 of this title at the office of clearance. Clearance may be granted to a vessel only if this section has been complied with.
Source(Pub. L. 98–89, Aug. 26, 1983, 97 Stat. 571; Pub. L. 99–640, § 10(b)(4),Nov. 10, 1986, 100 Stat. 3550; Pub. L. 103–206, title IV, § 414,Dec. 20, 1993, 107 Stat. 2437.)
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Section 10505 prohibits any person from paying a seaman on a coastwise voyage advance wages, or to pay to another person any form of a seaman’s wages prior to the commencement of the seaman’s employment. It also prohibits a person from seeking or receiving remuneration for providing a seaman with employment. This section also requires that a vessel comply with this section before clearing port. It provides penalties for offenses of its provisions. The section does not apply to fishing vessels, whaling vessels, or yachts, but does apply to vessels taking oysters.
1993—Subsec. (a)(2). Pub. L. 103–206, § 414(1), substituted “$5,000” for “$100”.
Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 103–206, § 414(2), substituted “$5,000” for “$500”.
1986—Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 99–640struck out last sentence which read as follows: “However, this section applies to a vessel taking oysters.”