[USC02] 46 USC 10312: Settlements on discharge
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46 USC 10312: Settlements on discharge Text contains those laws in effect on February 22, 2020
From Title 46-SHIPPINGSubtitle II-Vessels and SeamenPart G-Merchant Seamen Protection and ReliefCHAPTER 103-FOREIGN AND INTERCOASTAL VOYAGES

§10312. Settlements on discharge

When discharge and settlement are completed, the master, individual in charge, or owner and each seaman shall sign the agreement required by section 10302 of this title.

( Pub. L. 98–89, Aug. 26, 1983, 97 Stat. 565 ; Pub. L. 103–206, title IV, §410, Dec. 20, 1993, 107 Stat. 2437 .)

Historical and Revision Notes
Revised sectionSource section (U.S. Code)
10312(a), (b), (d)–(f) 46:644
10312(c) 46:652

Section 10312 outlines the procedures for settlements upon discharge and for settling disputes over seamen's wages and discharges.


1993-Pub. L. 103–206 amended heading and text of section generally, substituting text consisting of sentence relating to signing agreements on discharge and settlement for former subsecs. (a) to (f) relating to such agreements, proceedings before shipping commissioners to settle disputes, certified copies of agreements, evidence of release of claims, and statements of wages paid.