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46 U.S. Code § 10306 - Exhibiting merchant mariners’ documents

Before signing the agreement required by section 10302 of this title, each individual required by section 8701 of this title to have a merchant mariner’s document shall exhibit to the master or individual in charge a document issued to the individual, appropriately endorsed for the capacity in which the individual is to serve.

Historical and Revision Notes

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Section 10306 requires a seaman to exhibit an appropriately endorsed merchant mariner’s document to the shipping commissioner before signing a shipping agreement. When a master acts as a shipping commissioner, the same procedure applies.

Editorial Notes

1993—Pub. L. 103–206 substituted “master or individual in charge” for “shipping commissioner”.