46 U.S. Code § 10706 - Seamen dying in the United States

§ 10706.
Seamen dying in the United States

When a seaman dies in the United States and is entitled at death to claim money, property, or wages from the master or owner of a vessel on which the seaman served, the master or owner shall deliver the money, property, and wages to a district court of the United States within one week of the seaman’s death. If the seaman’s death occurs at sea, such money, property, or wages shall be delivered to a district court or a consular officer within one week of the vessel’s arrival at the first port call after the seaman’s death.

Historical and Revision Notes

Revised section

Source section (U.S. Code)

10706

46:625

Section 10706 provides for the disposal by the master of the property and wages of deceased seamen who have died in the United States.

Amendments

1993—Pub. L. 103–206 substituted “to a district court of the United States within one week of the seaman’s death. If the seaman’s death occurs at sea, such money, property, or wages shall be delivered to a district court or a consular officer within one week of the vessel’s arrival at the first port call after the seaman’s death.” for “as provided by regulations prescribed by the Secretary.”.

 

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