If a license, certificate of registry, or merchant mariner’s document issued under this part is lost as a result of a marine casualty, the holder shall be supplied with a duplicate without cost.
For any other loss, the holder may obtain a duplicate on payment of reasonable costs prescribed by regulation by the Secretary.
(Pub. L. 98–89
, Aug. 26, 1983
, 97 Stat. 545
; Pub. L. 99–36, § 1(a)(9)(C)
, May 15, 1985
, 99 Stat. 68
; Pub. L. 116–283, div. G, title LVXXXV
[LXXXV], § 8505(b)(5), Jan. 1, 2021
, 134 Stat. 4751
Historical and Revision Notes
Section 7501(a) provides that if a license, certificate or document issued to an individual is lost due to a marine casualty, the individual will be supplied with a duplicate without cost.
Subsection (b) provides that if a license, certificate or document is lost for any reason other than a marine casualty, the seaman must pay a reasonable cost for the replacement.
2021—Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 116–283 substituted “holder” for “seaman”.
1985—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 99–36 substituted “certificate of registry, or merchant mariner’s document” for “certificate, or document”.
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