46 USC 7319: Records of merchant mariners' documents
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TEXT OF PART V OF SUBTITLE A (3001 ET SEQ.), EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2022, CURRENTLY SET OUT AS A PREVIEW

46 USC 7319: Records of merchant mariners' documents Text contains those laws in effect on September 19, 2021
From Title 46-SHIPPINGSubtitle II-Vessels and SeamenPart E-Merchant Seamen Licenses, Certificates, and DocumentsCHAPTER 73-MERCHANT MARINERS' DOCUMENTS

§7319. Records of merchant mariners' documents

The Secretary shall maintain records on each merchant mariner's document issued, including the name and address of the individual to whom issued and the next of kin of the individual.

( Pub. L. 98–89, Aug. 26, 1983, 97 Stat. 545 ; Pub. L. 108–293, title IV, §403, Aug. 9, 2004, 118 Stat. 1043 ; Pub. L. 116–283, div. G, title LVXXXV [LXXXV], §8505(b)(4), Jan. 1, 2021, 134 Stat. 4751 .)

Historical and Revision Notes
Revised sectionSource section (U.S. Code)
7319 46:643(f)

Section 7319 requires the Secretary to maintain records on each merchant mariner's document issued and the seaman's next of kin. However, these records are not open for general or public inspection.


Editorial Notes

Amendments

2021-Pub. L. 116–283 substituted "individual" for "seaman" in two places.

2004-Pub. L. 108–293 struck out at end "The records are not open to general or public inspection."