[USC02] 46 USC 10306: Exhibiting merchant mariners' documents
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46 USC 10306: Exhibiting merchant mariners' documents Text contains those laws in effect on April 6, 2020
From Title 46-SHIPPINGSubtitle II-Vessels and SeamenPart G-Merchant Seamen Protection and ReliefCHAPTER 103-FOREIGN AND INTERCOASTAL VOYAGES

§10306. Exhibiting merchant mariners' documents

Before signing the agreement required by section 10302 of this title, each individual required by section 8701 of this title to have a merchant mariner's document shall exhibit to the master or individual in charge a document issued to the individual, appropriately endorsed for the capacity in which the individual is to serve.

( Pub. L. 98–89, Aug. 26, 1983, 97 Stat. 564 ; Pub. L. 103–206, title IV, §404, Dec. 20, 1993, 107 Stat. 2436 .)

Historical and Revision Notes
Revised sectionSource section (U.S. Code)
10306 46:643(c)

Section 10306 requires a seaman to exhibit an appropriately endorsed merchant mariner's document to the shipping commissioner before signing a shipping agreement. When a master acts as a shipping commissioner, the same procedure applies.


1993-Pub. L. 103–206 substituted "master or individual in charge" for "shipping commissioner".