46 U.S. Code § 10704 - Duties of consular officers

When a seaman dies outside the United States leaving money or property not on board a vessel, the consular officer nearest the place at which the money and property is located shall claim and take charge of it.


(Pub. L. 98–89, Aug. 26, 1983, 97 Stat. 573.)

Historical and Revision Notes
Revised section Source section (U.S. Code)
10704 46:624

Section 10704 requires consular officers to take charge of the property (not left on board a vessel) of deceased seamen who have died outside the United States.

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