A seaman who fails to be on board at the time contained in the agreement required by section 10502 of this title, without having given 24 hours’ notice of inability to do so, shall forfeit, for each hour’s lateness, one-half of one day’s pay to be deducted from the seaman’s wages if the lateness is recorded in the official logbook on the date of the violation.
A seaman who does not report at all or subsequently deserts forfeits all wages.
(Pub. L. 98–89, Aug. 26, 1983, 97 Stat. 572.)