46 U.S. Code § 11202 - Qualified service

For purposes of this chapter, a person shall be considered to have engaged in qualified service if, between August 16, 1945, and December 31, 1946, the person—
(1) was a member of the United States merchant marine (including the Army Transport Service and the Naval Transport Service) serving as a crewmember of a vessel that was—
(A) operated by the War Shipping Administration or the Office of Defense Transportation (or an agent of the Administration or Office);
(B) operated in waters other than inland waters, the Great Lakes, and other lakes, bays, and harbors of the United States;
(C) under contract or charter to, or property of, the Government of the United States; and
(D) serving the Armed Forces; and
(2) while so serving, was licensed or otherwise documented for service as a crewmember of such a vessel by an officer or employee of the United States authorized to license or document the person for such service.

Source

(Added Pub. L. 105–368, title IV, § 402(a),Nov. 11, 1998, 112 Stat. 3336.)

 

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