46 U.S. Code § 10705. Disposition of money, property, and wages by consular officers

When money, property, or wages of a deceased seaman comes into possession of a consular officer, the officer may—
sell the property and remit the proceeds and other money or wages of the seaman the officer has received, to the district court of the United States for the district in which the voyage begins or ends; or
deliver the money, property, and wages to the district court.
(Pub. L. 98–89, Aug. 26, 1983, 97 Stat. 573.)

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Section 10705 instructs consular officers on the disposal of the property and wages of deceased seamen who have died outside the United States.