US (United States) Code. Title 46. Subtitle II. Part G. Chapter 107: Effects of deceased seamen

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46 USC CHAPTER 107 - EFFECTS OF DECEASED SEAMEN 01/06/03

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TITLE 46 - SHIPPING

Subtitle II - Vessels and Seamen

Part G - Merchant Seamen Protection and Relief

CHAPTER 107 - EFFECTS OF DECEASED SEAMEN

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CHAPTER 107 - EFFECTS OF DECEASED SEAMEN

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Sec.

10701. Application.

10702. Duties of masters.

10703. Procedures of masters.

10704. Duties of consular officers.

10705. Disposition of money, property, and wages by consular

officers.

10706. Seamen dying in the United States.

[10707. Repealed.]

10708. Sale of property.

10709. Distribution.

10710. Unclaimed money, property, and wages.

10711. Penalties.

AMENDMENTS

1993 - Pub. L. 103-206, title IV, Sec. 420(b), Dec. 20, 1993, 107

Stat. 2438, struck out item 10707 "Delivery to district court".

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46 USC Sec. 10701 01/06/03

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TITLE 46 - SHIPPING

Subtitle II - Vessels and Seamen

Part G - Merchant Seamen Protection and Relief

CHAPTER 107 - EFFECTS OF DECEASED SEAMEN

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Sec. 10701. Application

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(a) Except as otherwise specifically provided, this chapter

applies to a vessel on a voyage between -

(1) a port of the United States and a port in a foreign country

(except a port in Canada, Mexico, and the West Indies); and

(2) a port of the United States on the Atlantic Ocean and a

port of the United States on the Pacific Ocean.

(b) This chapter does not apply to a vessel on which a seaman by

custom or agreement is entitled to share in the profit or result of

a voyage.

(c) This chapter does not apply to a foreign vessel.

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(Pub. L. 98-89, Aug. 26, 1983, 97 Stat. 572.)

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Section 10701 provides that the provisions in chapter 107 apply

to vessels on voyages between U.S. ports and foreign countries

(except Canada, Mexico, or the West Indies) and between United

States ports on the Atlantic and United States ports on the

Pacific. It does not apply to foreign vessels or vessels on which

the seamen share the profits.

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46 USC Sec. 10702 01/06/03

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TITLE 46 - SHIPPING

Subtitle II - Vessels and Seamen

Part G - Merchant Seamen Protection and Relief

CHAPTER 107 - EFFECTS OF DECEASED SEAMEN

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Sec. 10702. Duties of masters

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(a) When a seaman dies during a voyage, the master shall take

charge of the seaman's money and property. An entry shall be made

in the official logbook, signed by the master, the chief mate, and

an unlicensed crewmember containing an inventory of the money and

property and a statement of the wages due the seaman, with the

total of the deductions to be made.

(b) On compliance with this chapter, the master shall obtain a

written certificate of compliance from the consular officer or

court clerk. Clearance may be granted to a foreign-bound vessel

only when the certificate is received at the office of customs.

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(Pub. L. 98-89, Aug. 26, 1983, 97 Stat. 572; Pub. L. 103-206, title

IV, Sec. 422(a), Dec. 20, 1993, 107 Stat. 2438.)

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10702 46:621

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Section 10702 requires a master to take charge of the property of

a deceased seaman, make note in the official logbook that the

property was taken and obtain a certificate of compliance from a

shipping commissioner which must be exhibited for port clearance of

foreign bound vessels.

AMENDMENTS

1993 - Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 103-206 substituted "the consular

officer or court clerk" for "a shipping commissioner".

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SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in section 11301 of this title.

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46 USC Sec. 10703 01/06/03

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TITLE 46 - SHIPPING

Subtitle II - Vessels and Seamen

Part G - Merchant Seamen Protection and Relief

CHAPTER 107 - EFFECTS OF DECEASED SEAMEN

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Sec. 10703. Procedures of masters

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(a) If the vessel is proceeding to the United States when a

seaman dies, the master shall deliver the seaman's money, property,

and wages when the agreement required by this part is ended, as

provided in section 10706 of this title.

(b) If the vessel touches at a foreign port after the death of

the seaman, the master shall report to the first available consular

officer. The consular officer may require the master to deliver to

the officer the money, property, and wages of the seaman. The

consular officer shall give the master a receipt for the matters

delivered and certify on the agreement the particulars of the

delivery. When the agreement ends, the master shall deliver the

receipt to a district court of the United States.

(c) If the consular officer does not require the master to

deliver the seaman's money, property, and wages, the officer shall

so certify on the agreement, and the master shall dispose of the

money, property, and wages as provided under section 10706 of this

title.

(d) A deduction from the account of a deceased seaman is valid

only if certified by a proper entry in the official logbook.

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(Pub. L. 98-89, Aug. 26, 1983, 97 Stat. 573; Pub. L. 103-206, title

IV, Sec. 418, Dec. 20, 1993, 107 Stat. 2438.)

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10703 46:622

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Section 10703 provides for the disposal by the master of the

property and wages of deceased seamen who have died outside the

United States.

AMENDMENTS

1993 - Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 103-206, Sec. 418(1), substituted "in

section 10706 of this title" for "by regulations prescribed by the

Secretary".

Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 103-206, Sec. 418(2), substituted "to a

district court of the United States" for "as prescribed by

regulations".

Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 103-206, Sec. 418(3), substituted "section

10706 of this title" for "subsection (a) of this section".

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46 USC Sec. 10704 01/06/03

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TITLE 46 - SHIPPING

Subtitle II - Vessels and Seamen

Part G - Merchant Seamen Protection and Relief

CHAPTER 107 - EFFECTS OF DECEASED SEAMEN

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Sec. 10704. Duties of consular officers

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When a seaman dies outside the United States leaving money or

property not on board a vessel, the consular officer nearest the

place at which the money and property is located shall claim and

take charge of it.

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(Pub. L. 98-89, Aug. 26, 1983, 97 Stat. 573.)

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10704 46:624

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Section 10704 requires consular officers to take charge of the

property (not left on board a vessel) of deceased seamen who have

died outside the United States.

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46 USC Sec. 10705 01/06/03

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TITLE 46 - SHIPPING

Subtitle II - Vessels and Seamen

Part G - Merchant Seamen Protection and Relief

CHAPTER 107 - EFFECTS OF DECEASED SEAMEN

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Sec. 10705. Disposition of money, property, and wages by consular

officers

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When money, property, or wages of a deceased seaman comes into

possession of a consular officer, the officer may -

(1) 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

(2) deliver the money, property, and wages to the district

court.

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(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.

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46 USC Sec. 10706 01/06/03

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TITLE 46 - SHIPPING

Subtitle II - Vessels and Seamen

Part G - Merchant Seamen Protection and Relief

CHAPTER 107 - EFFECTS OF DECEASED SEAMEN

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Sec. 10706. Seamen dying in the United States

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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.

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(Pub. L. 98-89, Aug. 26, 1983, 97 Stat. 573; Pub. L. 103-206, title

IV, Sec. 419, Dec. 20, 1993, 107 Stat. 2438.)

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10706 46:625

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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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SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in section 10703 of this title.

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46 USC Sec. 10707 01/06/03

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TITLE 46 - SHIPPING

Subtitle II - Vessels and Seamen

Part G - Merchant Seamen Protection and Relief

CHAPTER 107 - EFFECTS OF DECEASED SEAMEN

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[Sec. 10707. Repealed. Pub. L. 103-206, title IV, Sec. 420(a), Dec.

20, 1993, 107 Stat. 2438]

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Section, Pub. L. 98-89, Aug. 26, 1983, 97 Stat. 573, related to

delivery to district court of money, property, and wages of a

deceased seaman.

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46 USC Sec. 10708 01/06/03

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TITLE 46 - SHIPPING

Subtitle II - Vessels and Seamen

Part G - Merchant Seamen Protection and Relief

CHAPTER 107 - EFFECTS OF DECEASED SEAMEN

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Sec. 10708. Sale of property

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A district court of the United States may direct the sale of any

part of the property of a deceased seaman. Proceeds of the sale

shall be held as wages of the seaman are held.

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(Pub. L. 98-89, Aug. 26, 1983, 97 Stat. 574.)

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Section 10708 permits a district court to sell a deceased

seaman's property and treat the proceeds as wages.

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46 USC Sec. 10709 01/06/03

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TITLE 46 - SHIPPING

Subtitle II - Vessels and Seamen

Part G - Merchant Seamen Protection and Relief

CHAPTER 107 - EFFECTS OF DECEASED SEAMEN

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Sec. 10709. Distribution

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(a)(1) If the money, property, and wages of a seaman, including

proceeds from the sale of property, are not more than $1,500 in

value, the court, subject to deductions it allows for expenses and

at least 60 days after receiving the money, property, and wages,

may deliver the money, property, and wages to a claimant proving to

be -

(A) the seaman's surviving spouse or child;

(B) entitled to the money, property, and wages under the

seaman's will or under a law or at common law; or

(C) entitled to secure probate, or take out letters of

administration, although no probate or letters of administration

have been issued.

(2) The court is released from further liability for the money,

property, and wages distributed under paragraph (1) of this

subsection.

(3) Instead of acting under paragraphs (1) and (2) of this

subsection, the court may require probate or letters of

administration to be taken out, and then deliver the money,

property, and wages to the legal representative of the seaman.

(b) If the money, property, and wages are more than $1,500 in

value, the court, subject to deductions for expenses, shall deliver

the money, property, and wages to the legal representative of the

seaman.

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(Pub. L. 98-89, Aug. 26, 1983, 97 Stat. 574; Pub. L. 99-307, Sec.

1(15), May 19, 1986, 100 Stat. 446.)

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Section 10709 instructs a district court to deliver a deceased

seaman's property and wages to the proper claimant or legal

representative. It also discharges the court from liability.

AMENDMENTS

1986 - Subsec. (a)(1). Pub. L. 99-307, in text preceding cl. (A),

substituted "than $1,500 in value, the court," for "then $1,500 in

value, and" and "wages, may" for "wages, the court may".

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46 USC Sec. 10710 01/06/03

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TITLE 46 - SHIPPING

Subtitle II - Vessels and Seamen

Part G - Merchant Seamen Protection and Relief

CHAPTER 107 - EFFECTS OF DECEASED SEAMEN

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Sec. 10710. Unclaimed money, property, and wages

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(a) When a claim for the money, property, or wages of a deceased

seaman held by a district court of the United States has not been

substantiated within 6 years after their receipt by the court, the

court, if a subsequent claim is made, may allow or refuse the

claim.

(b) If, after money, property, and wages have been held by the

court for 6 years, it appears to the court that no claim will have

to be satisfied, the property shall be sold. The money and wages

and the proceeds from the sale shall be deposited in the Treasury

trust fund receipt account "Unclaimed Moneys of Individuals Whose

Whereabouts are Unknown".

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(Pub. L. 98-89, Aug. 26, 1983, 97 Stat. 574.)

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Section 10710 provides that if no claim is made to a deceased

seaman's property and wages within six years, the court shall sell

the property and deposit the proceeds into the Treasury trust fund

receipt account "Unclaimed Moneys of Individuals Whose Whereabouts

are Unknown".

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46 USC Sec. 10711 01/06/03

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TITLE 46 - SHIPPING

Subtitle II - Vessels and Seamen

Part G - Merchant Seamen Protection and Relief

CHAPTER 107 - EFFECTS OF DECEASED SEAMEN

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Sec. 10711. Penalties

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An owner or master violating this chapter are each liable to the

United States Government for a civil penalty of 3 times the value

of the seaman's money, property, and wages involved or, if the

value is not determined, of $200.

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(Pub. L. 98-89, Aug. 26, 1983, 97 Stat. 574.)

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Section 10711 provides penalties for masters and owners violating

this chapter.

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