46 U.S. Code § 11103 - Slop chests

§ 11103.
Slop chests
(a) A vessel to which section 11102 of this title applies shall be provided with a slop chest containing sufficient clothing for the intended voyage for each seaman, including—
boots or shoes;
hats or caps;
outer clothing;
foul weather clothing;
everything necessary for the wear of a seaman; and
a complete supply of tobacco and blankets.
Merchandise in the slop chest shall be sold to a seaman desiring it, for the use of the seaman, at a profit of not more than 10 percent of the reasonable wholesale value of the merchandise at the port at which the voyage began.
This section does not apply to a vessel on a voyage to Canada, Bermuda, the West Indies, Mexico, or Central America, or a fishing or whaling vessel.
(Pub. L. 98–89, Aug. 26, 1983, 97 Stat. 578.)

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Section 11103 requires that a United States vessel on a foreign or intercoastal domestic voyage be equipped with a slop chest and lists the items the slop chest must contain.


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