46 U.S. Code § 10706 - Seamen dying in the United States

When a seaman dies in the United States and is entitled at death to claim money, property, or wages from the master or owner of a vessel on which the seaman served, the master or owner shall deliver the money, property, and wages to a district court of the United States within one week of the seaman’s death. If the seaman’s death occurs at sea, such money, property, or wages shall be delivered to a district court or a consular officer within one week of the vessel’s arrival at the first port call after the seaman’s death.

Source

(Pub. L. 98–89, Aug. 26, 1983, 97 Stat. 573; Pub. L. 103–206, title IV, § 419,Dec. 20, 1993, 107 Stat. 2438.)

Historical and Revision Notes
Revised section Source section (U.S. Code)
10706 46:625

Section 10706 provides for the disposal by the master of the property and wages of deceased seamen who have died in the United States.
Amendments

1993—Pub. L. 103–206substituted “to a district court of the United States within one week of the seaman’s death. If the seaman’s death occurs at sea, such money, property, or wages shall be delivered to a district court or a consular officer within one week of the vessel’s arrival at the first port call after the seaman’s death.” for “as provided by regulations prescribed by the Secretary.”.

 

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