46 U.S. Code § 7301 - General

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(a) In this chapter—
(1) “service on deck” means service in the deck department in work related to the work usually performed on board vessels by able seamen and may include service on fishing, fish processing, fish tender vessels and on public vessels of the United States;
(2) 360 days is equal to one year’s service; and
(3) a day is equal to 8 hours of labor or duty.
(b) The Secretary may prescribe regulations to carry out this chapter.

Source

(Pub. L. 98–89, Aug. 26, 1983, 97 Stat. 541; Pub. L. 98–364, title IV, § 402(9)(B),July 17, 1984, 98 Stat. 448.)

Historical and Revision Notes
Revised section Source section (U.S. Code)
7301 46:672(c)

Section 7301 defines “service on deck”, “one year’s service” and “day” with respect to the qualifying time for the issuance of various types of endorsements as able seamen. This section also provides the Secretary with the authority to prescribe regulations to carry out this chapter.
Amendments

1984—Subsec. (a)(1). Pub. L. 98–364substituted “fishing, fish processing, fish tender vessels” for “decked fishing vessels”.

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