[USC02] 46 USC 10310: Discharge
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46 USC 10310: Discharge Text contains those laws in effect on February 21, 2020
From Title 46-SHIPPINGSubtitle II-Vessels and SeamenPart G-Merchant Seamen Protection and ReliefCHAPTER 103-FOREIGN AND INTERCOASTAL VOYAGES

§10310. Discharge

A master shall deliver to a seaman a full and true account of the seaman's wages and all deductions at least 48 hours before paying off or discharging the seaman.

( Pub. L. 98–89, Aug. 26, 1983, 97 Stat. 564 ; Pub. L. 103–206, title IV, §408, Dec. 20, 1993, 107 Stat. 2436 .)

Historical and Revision Notes
Revised sectionSource section (U.S. Code)
10310 46:641


Section 10310 requires the master of a vessel to give each seaman a full account of the seaman's wages 48 hours before discharge. The penalty for violation is $50.


1993-Pub. L. 103–206 struck out "or a shipping commissioner" after "to a seaman" and struck out at end "A master failing to deliver the account is liable to the United States Government for a civil penalty of $50."