46 U.S. Code § 7501. Duplicates

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(a)
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.
(b)
For any other loss, the seaman 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.)

Historical and Revision Notes

Revised section

Source section (U.S. Code)

7501

46:643(h)

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.

Amendments

1985—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 99–36 substituted “certificate of registry, or merchant mariner’s document” for “certificate, or document”.