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148. Penalty for receiving Remuneration from Seamen for shipping them.

149. Agreements to be made with Seamen, containing certain Particulars; Proviso as to Forms for Colonial Ships. 150. For Foreign-going Ships such Agreements, when made in the United Kingdom, except in special Cases, to be made before and attested by a Shipping Master; to be in Duplicate; Provision for Substitutes.

151. Foreign-going Ships making short Voyages may have

running Agreements.

152. Engagement and Discharge of Seamen in the meantime. 153. Duplicates of running Agreements how to be dealt with. 154. Fees to be paid on such running Agreements.

155. In Home Trade Ships Agreement to be entered into before a Shipping Master or other Witness.

156. Special Agreements for Home Trade Ships belonging to

same Owners.

157. Penalty for shipping Seamen without Agreement duly executed.

158. Changes in Crew to be reported.

159. Seamen engaged in the Colonies to be shipped before some Shipping Master or Officer of Customs.

160. Seamen engaged in Foreign Ports to be shipped with the Sanction and in the Presence of the Consul.

161. Rules as to Production of Agreements and Certificates of Masters and Mates of Foreign-going Ships.

162. Rules as to Production of Agreements and Certificates for

Home Trade Ships.

163. Alterations to be void unless attested to have been made with the Consent of all Parties.

164. Penalty for falsifying Agreement.

165. Seamen not to be bound to produce any Agreement. 166. Copy of Agreement to be made accessible to Crew. 167. Seamen discharged before Voyage to have Compensation.

Allotment of Wages.

168. Regulations as to Allotment Notes.

169. Allotment Notes may be sued on summarily by certain Persons and under certain Conditions.

Discharge and Payment of Wages.

170. Discharge from Foreign-going Ships to be made before Shipping Master.

171. Master to deliver Account of Wages.

172. On Discharge, Masters to give Seamen Certificates of Discharge, and return Certificates of Competency or Service to Mates.

173. Shipping Master may decide Questions which Parties

refer to him.

174. Master and others to produce Papers to Shipping Masters, and give Evidence.

175. Settlement of Wages: Release to be signed before and attested by the Shipping Master; To be Discharge; And to be Evidence; and no other Receipt to be a Discharge. Voucher to be given to Master, and to be Evidence.

176. Master to make Reports of Character.

Remittance of Wages, and Savings Banks for Seamen.

177. Facilities may be given for remitting Seamen's Wages. 178. Power to pay when order is lost.

179. Penalty for issuing Money Orders with fraudulent Intent. 180. Savings Banks for Seamen may be established.

Legal Rights to Wages.

181. Right to Wages and Provisions, when to begin. 182. Seamen not to give up certain Rights.

183. Wages not to be dependent on the earning of Freight. 184. In case of Death such Wages to be paid as after men


185. Rights to Wages in case of Termination of Service by Wreck or Illness.

186. Wages not to accrue during Refusal to work or Imprison


187. Period within which Wages are to be paid.

Mode of recovering Wages.

188. Seamen may sue for Wages in a summary Manner. 189. Restrictions on Suits for Wages in Superior Courts. 190. No Seaman to sue for Wages abroad, except in Cases of Discharge or of Danger to Life.

191. Master to have same Remedies for Wages as Seamen.

Relief to Seamen's Families out of Poor Rates.

192. Relief to Seamen's Families to be chargeable on a certain. Portion of their Wages.

193. Notice to be given to Owner, and Charge to be enforced

on the Return of the Seaman.

Wages and Effects of deceased Seamen.

194. Masters to take charge of or sell Effects of deceased Seamen which are on board, and enter the same and Wages due in the Official Log.

195. Such Effects and Wages to be paid either to Consul or to Shipping Master, with full Accounts.

196. Penalties for not taking charge of, remitting, or accounting for such Monies and Effects.

197. Officers of Customs and Consuls to take charge of Effects left by Seamen abroad, and to remit the same and their Wages to Board of Trade.

198. Wages and Effects of Seamen dying at home to be paid in

certain Cases to Board of Trade.

199. If Wages and Property of deceased Seamen less than 50%. they may be paid over without Probate or Administration to the Persons entitled.

200. Mode of Payment under Wills made by Seamen. 201. Provision for Payment of just Claims by Creditors, and for preventing fraudulent Claims.

202. Mode of dealing with unclaimed Wages of deceased Seamen.

203. Punishment for Forgery and false Representations in order to obtain Wages and Property of deceased Seamen. 204. Effects of Seamen discharged from Navy to be disposed of by Accountant General of Navy.

Leaving Seamen abroad.

205. On Discharge of Seamen abroad, by Sale of Ship or otherwise, Certificates of Discharge to be given, and Seamen to be sent home at Expense of Owner.

206. Forcing Seamen on shore, a Misdemeanor.

207. No Seamen to be discharged or left abroad without Certificate of some Functionary.

208. Proof of such Certificate to be upon the Master.

209. Wages to be paid when Seamen are left behind on Ground of Inability.

210. Such Wages to be treated as Money due to the Seamen, subject to Payment of Expense of their Subsistence and Passage home.

211. Distressed Seamen found abroad may be relieved and sent home at the public Expense.

212. Masters of British Ships compelled to take them.

213. Power to sue for the Amount advanced for the Relief of Seamen left abroad.

Volunteering into the Navy.

214. Seamen allowed to leave their Ships in order to enter the Navy.

215. Clothes to be delivered at once; Wages to be given to the Queen's Officer on account of the Seamen.

216. Repayment to Owner of Advance paid and not duly earned. 217. If new Seamen are engaged instead of the original Seamen, the Owner may apply for Repayment of any extra Expense he has been put to.

218. Application, how to be decided on and amount of Repayment how to be ascertained.

219. Accountant General to pay Sums when ascertained 220. Penalty for Forgery and false Representations in support of such Applications.

Provisions, Health, and Accommodation.

221. Survey of Provisions and Water on Complaint made. 222. Forfeiture for frivolous Complaint.

223. Allowance for short or bad Provisions.

224. Medicines, Lime, or Lemon Juice, Sugar and Vinegar, to be provided and kept on board certain Ships. 225. Masters to keep Weights and Measures on board. 226. Board of Trade and Local Boards may appoint Inspectors of Medicines, who are to see that Ships are properly provided.

227. Penalty for selling bad Drugs for Ships.

228. Expense of Medical Attendance and Subsistence in case of Illness, and of Burial in case of Death, how to be defrayed.

229. Expenses, if paid by Cousul, to be recoverable from Owner. 230. Certain Ships to carry Medical Practitioners; Penalty. 231. Place appropriated to Seamen to have a certain Space for each Man, and to be properly constructed and kept clear.

Power of making Complaint.

232. Seamen to be allowed to go ashore to make Complaint to a Justice.

Protection of Seamen from Imposition.

233. Sale of and Charge upon Wages to be invalid.

234. No Debt exceeding 5s. recoverable till End of Voyage. 235. Penalty for Overcharges by Lodging-house Keepers. 236. Penalty for detaining Seamen's Eflects.

237. Persons not to go on board before the final Arrival of Ship without Permission.

238. Penalty for Solicitations by Lodging-house Keepers.


239. Misconduct endangering Ship or Life or Limb a Misde


240. Power of Admiralty Courts to remove Master.

241. Power to investigate Cases of alleged Incompetency and Misconduct.

242. Board of Trade may cancel or suspend Certificate in certain Cases.

243. Offences of Seamen and Apprentices and their Punishments-Desertion; neglecting or refusing to join or to proceed to sea; Absence within 24 Hours before sailing, and Absence without Leave; quitting without Leave before Ship is secured; Act of Disobedience; continued Disobedience; Assault on Officers; combining to disobey; wilful Damage and Embezzlement; Act of Smuggling causing Loss to Owner.

244. Entry of Offences to be made in Official Log, and to be read over or a Copy given to the Offender, and his Reply, if any, to be also entered.

245. Seamen whom Masters of Ships are compelled to convey, and Persons going in Ships without Leave, to be subject to Penalties for Breach of Discipline.

246. Master or Owner may apprehend Deserters without War


247. Deserters may be sent on board in lieu of being imprisoned.

248. Seamen imprisoned for Desertion or Breach of Discipline may be sent on board before the Termination of the Sentence.

249. Entries and Certificates of Desertion abroad to be copied, sent home, and admitted in evidence.

250. Facilities for proving desertion, so far as concerns Forfeiture of Wages.

251. Costs of procuring Imprisonment may to the Extent of 31 be deducted from Wages.

252. Amount of Forfeiture, how to be ascertained when Seamen contract for the Voyage.

253. Application of Forfeitures.

254. Questions of Forfeitures may be decided in Suits for Wages.

255. Penalty for false Statement as to last Ship or Name. 256. Fines to be deducted from Wages, and paid to Shipping Master.

257. Penalty for enticing to desert, and harbouring Deserters. 256. Penalty for obtaining Passage surreptitiously.

259. On Change of Masters Documents hereby required to be handed over to Successor.

Naval Courts on the High Seas and abroad.

260. Naval Courts may be summoned for hearing Complaints, and inquiring into Wrecks on the High Seas or abroad. 261. Constitution of such Courts.

262. General Functions and Mode of Action of such Courts. 263. Powers of such Courts :-to supersede the Master; to

discharge a Seaman; to forfeit Wages; to decide Disputes as to Wages, Fines, and Forfeitures; to direct Costs of Imprisonment to be paid out of Wages; to send home Offenders for Trial; to order Payment of Costs. and Compensation.

264. Orders to be entered in Official Log.

265. Report to be made of Proceedings of Naval Courts. 266. Penalty for preventing Complaint or obstructing Investi


Crimes committed on the High Seas and abroad

267. Offences committed by British Seamen at Sea or in Foreign Ports to be within Admiralty Jurisdiction.

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