The Seamen's Bill: Hearings Held Before the Committee on the Merchant Marine and Fisheries on House Bill 11372. Thursday, December 14, 1911, [and Monday, January 29, 1912], Volumes 1-2
U.S. Government Printing Office, 1911 - Merchant marine - 298 pages
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65.00 Ordinary seamen able seaman amended American port American ship American vessels ANDREW FURUSETH assistant engineers bill boarding master boats BODINE Capt captain cargo carry cent CHAIRMAN Chief engineers close of navigation coal passer coast coastwise trade committee CONGRESS THE LIBRARY cooks and waiters coxswain deck hands desertion disobedience English English language firemen flag FLYNN forecastle foreign port foreign ships foreign vessels FRAZIER freight steamers FURUSETH gentlemen go to sea GOLDER HARDY HIGGINS HINDS HUMPHREY imprisonment International Seamen's Union J. W. Alexander labor Lake Carriers LEYLAND LIBRARY OF CONGRESS lifeboat LIVINGSTON LUCKHURST merchant marine month officers oilers Olander owner passengers penalty punished question Revised Statutes safety sailing sailors Seamen's Union Second cooks Second mates steamers steamship thing tion tow barges treaties understand United voyage wages watch water tenders Wheelsmen and lookouts WILSON
Page 5 - Eighth. For any act of smuggling for which he is convicted and whereby loss or damage is occasioned to the master or owner, he shall be liable to pay such master or owner such a sum as is sufficient to reimburse the master or owner for such loss or damage, and the whole or any part of his wages may be retained in satisfaction or on account of such liability, and he shall be liable to imprisonment for a period of not more than twelve months.
Page 4 - Statutes any court having jurisdiction may upon good cause shown set aside such release and take such action as justice shall require: And provided further, That this section shall apply to seamen on foreign vessels while in harbors of the United States, and the courts of the United States shall be open to such seamen for its enforcement.
Page 4 - ... pay for each and every day during which payment is delayed beyond the respective periods, which sum shall be recoverable as wages in any claim made before the court ; but this section shall not apply to masters or owners of any vessel the seamen of which are entitled to share in the profits of the cruise or voyage.
Page 129 - The respective consuls-general, consuls, vice-consuls, and consular agents shall have exclusive charge of the internal order of the merchant vessels of their nation, and shall alone take cognizance of all differences which may arise, either at sea or in port, between the captains, officers, and crews, without exception, particularly in reference to the adjustment of wages and the execution of contracts.
Page 5 - Whenever any seaman who has been lawfully engaged or any apprentice to the sea service commits any of the following offenses he shall be punished as follows: " First. For desertion, by forfeiture of all or any part of the clothes or effects he leaves on board and of all or any part of the wages or emoluments which he has then earned.
Page 6 - Statutes; and the officer discharging such seamen shall enter upon the crew list and shipping articles and official log the cause of such discharge and the particulars in which the cruel or unusual treatment consisted and subscribe his name thereto officially. He shall read the entry made in the official log to the master, and his reply thereto, if any, shall likewise be entered and subscribed in the same manner.
Page 129 - The Consuls, Vice-Consuls and Commercial Agents shall have the right, as such, to sit as judges and arbitrators in such differences as may arise between the captains and crews of the vessels belonging to the nation whose interests are committed to their charge, without the interference of the local authorities...
Page 6 - ... from the full payment of wages after the same shall have been actually earned, and shall be no defense to a libel suit or action for the recovery of such wages.