US (United States) Code. Title 46. Subtitle II: Vessels and Seamen. Chapter 113: Official logbooks

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46 USC CHAPTER 113 - OFFICIAL LOGBOOKS 01/06/03

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TITLE 46 - SHIPPING

Subtitle II - Vessels and Seamen

Part G - Merchant Seamen Protection and Relief

CHAPTER 113 - OFFICIAL LOGBOOKS

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CHAPTER 113 - OFFICIAL LOGBOOKS

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Sec.

11301. Logbook and entry requirements.

11302. Manner of making entries.

11303. Penalties.

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CHAPTER REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This chapter is referred to in section 8101 of this title.

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46 USC Sec. 11301 01/06/03

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TITLE 46 - SHIPPING

Subtitle II - Vessels and Seamen

Part G - Merchant Seamen Protection and Relief

CHAPTER 113 - OFFICIAL LOGBOOKS

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Sec. 11301. Logbook and entry requirements

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(a) Except a vessel on a voyage from a port in the United States

to a port in Canada, a vessel of the United States shall have an

official logbook if the vessel is -

(1) on a voyage from a port in the United States to a foreign

port; or

(2) of at least 100 gross tons as measured under section 14502

of this title, or an alternate tonnage measured under section

14302 of this title as prescribed by the Secretary under section

14104 of this title and is on a voyage between a port of the

United States on the Atlantic Ocean and on the Pacific Ocean.

(b) The master of the vessel shall make or have made in the

official logbook the following entries:

(1) each legal conviction of a seaman of the vessel and the

punishment inflicted.

(2) each offense committed by a seaman of the vessel for which

it is intended to prosecute or to enforce under a forfeiture,

together with statements about reading the entry and the reply

made to the charge as required by section 11502 of this title.

(3) each offense for which punishment is inflicted on board and

the punishment inflicted.

(4) a statement of the conduct, character, and qualifications

of each seaman of the vessel or a statement that the master

declines to give an opinion about that conduct, character, and

qualifications.

(5) each illness of or injury to a seaman of the vessel, the

nature of the illness or injury, and the medical treatment.

(6) each death on board, with the cause of death, and if a

seaman, the information required by section 10702 of this title.

(7) each birth on board, with the sex of the infant and name of

the parents.

(8) each marriage on board, with the names and ages of the

parties.

(9) the name of each seaman who ceases to be a crewmember

(except by death), with the place, time, manner, and the cause

why the seaman ceased to be a crewmember.

(10) the wages due to a seaman who dies during the voyage and

the gross amount of all deductions to be made from the wages.

(11) the sale of the property of a seaman who dies during the

voyage, including a statement of each article sold and the amount

received for the property.

(12) when a marine casualty occurs, a statement about the

casualty and the circumstances under which it occurred, made

immediately after the casualty when practicable to do so.

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(Pub. L. 98-89, Aug. 26, 1983, 97 Stat. 581; Pub. L. 98-557, Sec.

30, Oct. 30, 1984, 98 Stat. 2875; Pub. L. 104-324, title VII, Sec.

742, Oct. 19, 1996, 110 Stat. 3942.)

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HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES

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11301 46:201

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Section 11301 requires United States vessels on certain types of

voyages to have an official logbook and lists the types of entries

that must be made in the logbook.

AMENDMENTS

1996 - Subsec. (a)(2). Pub. L. 104-324 inserted "as measured

under section 14502 of this title, or an alternate tonnage measured

under section 14302 of this title as prescribed by the Secretary

under section 14104 of this title" after "100 gross tons".

1984 - Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 98-557 amended subsec. (a) generally,

which prior to amendment read as follows: "A vessel of the United

States on a voyage between a port in the United States and a port

in a foreign country, and a vessel of the United States of at least

75 gross tons on a voyage between a port of the United States on

the Atlantic Ocean and a port of the United States on the Pacific

Ocean, shall have an official logbook."

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46 USC Sec. 11302 01/06/03

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TITLE 46 - SHIPPING

Subtitle II - Vessels and Seamen

Part G - Merchant Seamen Protection and Relief

CHAPTER 113 - OFFICIAL LOGBOOKS

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Sec. 11302. Manner of making entries

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Each entry made in the official logbook -

(1) shall be made as soon as possible after the occurrence;

(2) if not made on the day of the occurrence, shall be dated

and state the date of the occurrence;

(3) if the entry is about an occurrence happening before the

vessel's arrival at the final port of discharge, shall be made

not later than 24 hours after the arrival;

(4) shall be signed by the master; and

(5) shall be signed by the chief mate or another seaman.

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(Pub. L. 98-89, Aug. 26, 1983, 97 Stat. 581.)

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HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES

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11302 46:202

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Section 11302 describes the manner in which entries shall be made

in the logbook, specifying when they shall be made, who shall sign

them, and requiring that they shall be dated.

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46 USC Sec. 11303 01/06/03

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TITLE 46 - SHIPPING

Subtitle II - Vessels and Seamen

Part G - Merchant Seamen Protection and Relief

CHAPTER 113 - OFFICIAL LOGBOOKS

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Sec. 11303. Penalties

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(a) A master failing to maintain an official logbook as required

by this part is liable to the United States Government for a civil

penalty of $200.

(b) A master failing to make an entry in the vessel's official

logbook as required by this part is liable to the Government for a

civil penalty of $200.

(c) A person is liable to the Government for a civil penalty of

$150 when the person makes, procures to be made, or assists in

making, an entry in the vessel's official logbook -

(1) later than 24 hours after the vessel's arrival at the final

port of discharge; and

(2) that is about an occurrence that happened before that

arrival.

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(Pub. L. 98-89, Aug. 26, 1983, 97 Stat. 582.)

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HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES

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11303 46:203

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Section 11303 provides a penalty for violation of the provisions

about logbooks in this part.

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