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UNITED STATES
GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

WASHINGTON

1927

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CONTENTS

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Part III.--Documents of vessels-Contd.

Failure to deliver former register..

Cancellation of register....

Change of trade; issue of temporary docu-

ment...

Method of enrollment and license.

Oath of master and owner.

Fees...----

Form of enrollment..

Form of license..

Duration of license.

Surrender of license.

Enrollment and license to corporations..

Change of owner of enrolled vessel.

Change of master of licensed vessel.

Certification by customs officer....

Enrollment outside of district..

Inspection of enrollment and license..

Record of American-built vessels owned by

aliens....

Form of certificate of record.

Offenses against the registry law.

Offenses against enrollinent and license laws.

Part IV.-Officers of merchant vessels

Citizenship of officers.

Duration of licenses.

Service during war.

Officer's license.

Master's license..

Mate's license.

Engineer's license.

Pilot's license.

Master or mate acting as pilot.

Oath of officer...

Removal of inaster..

Part V.-Merchant sea men

Definitions....

Exemptions from militia duty...

Naturalization and citizenship of seamen.

Shipping officers....

Illegal shipments (shanghaiing).

Owners or masters may ship seamen in certain

cases...

Apprentices...

Agreement to ship in foreign trade..

Period of engagement.--

Penalty for shipment without agreement....

Shipment in foreign ports before consuls..

Crew list.......

Failure to produce crew.

Papers relating to crew.

Shipment of seamen in the coasting or near-by

i oreign trade..

Agreement in coasting trade not before com-

missioner...

Agreement with fishermen.

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Part V.-Merchant seamen-Continued

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Discharge in foreign trade.

51

Discharge in foreign ports.

51

53

Vessels exempt from libel for wages.

56

Advances and allotments of wages...

57

Wages and clothing exempt from attachment.. 58

Desertion of seamen abroad.

58

Repeal of treaties and conventions.

58

Arbitration before shipping commissioner. 59

Soliciting lodges.....

60

Return of seamen frorn foreign ports, Alaska,

and insular ports..

60

Effects of deceased seamen..

61

Offenses and punishments.

64

Corporal punishment prohibited.

66

Procedure.

66

Form of articles of agreement.

67

Account of apprentices on board,

68

Scale of provisions to be allowed and served out

to crew during the voyage.

68

Certificate of discharge..

69

Sick and disabled seamen..

69

Jurisdiction over American seamen in foreign

ports and foreign seamen in American ports., 70

Seamen's witness fees...

72

Manning of merchant vessels.

72

Undermanning...

Fellow-servant clause.

Merchant seamen at Panama Canal Zone..... 75

Part VI.-Seaworthiness, supplies, log book

Unseaworthy vessels.

76

Inspection of hulls and equipment.

76

Seagoing barges.....

77

Inspection of seaworthiness at domestic ports.. 78

Inspection of seaworthiness at foreign ports. 79

Provisions and water.

80

Weights and measures..

81

Medicines and antiscorbutics.

82

Slop chest....

82

Warmth and clothing.

83

Log book..

83

Part VII.-Liability of owners, masters, and

shippers

Liability of owners, masters, and shippers.... 85

Act of February 13, 1893 (Harter Act).

87

General libel bond...

88

Part VIII.-Inspection of steam vessels

General provisions..

89

Inspection of United States Shipping Board

vessels.....

89

Inspection of foreign steam passenger vessels... 89

Inspection of ferry boats, canal boats, yachts,

and other small craft.

90

Inspection of tugboats, towing boats, and

freight boats....

91

Inspection of registered foreign-built vessels...- 94

Manning of inspected vessels.

94

Inspection of hulls and equipment.

96

Inspection of boilers.

96

Loading safety valve.

99

Water-tight bulkheads..

99

Lifeboats, lines, and life preservers.

99

Stairways and deck room....

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Part XIV.- Customs laws directly relating to

vessels

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Boarding and search of vessel..

156

Seizure of vessels or merchandise..

156

Moieties-Informers' and customs officers'

swards...

167

Procedure....

167

Oaths of masters and owners..

158

Part XV.-Entry of merchandise

Definitions....

159

Vessels exempt from entry....

159

Vessels exempt from certain charges..

159

Entry of merchandise at special ports.

160

Clearance on Lake Champlain.

160

Special permit to unlade by night add pre-

liminary entry.....

160

Express packages.....

161

Part XVI.—Tariff provisions directly relating

to vessels

Coal.

163

Sunken merchandise...

163

Supplies for vessels in foreign trade or between

intercoastal ports.......

163

Supplies to war vessels free of duty.

164

Sea stores and equipments...

164

Duties op repairs......

164

Part XVII.--Consuls' services to vessels

Corsuls' services to vessels.

165

Naval officer acting as consul..

166

Part XVIII.---Commerce with contiguous

countries

Transfer of cargo or passengers.

167

Sea stores..

167

Saloon stores...

168

Forms and penalties..

168

Touching at foreign ports..

169

Foreign merchandise coastwise.

169

Part XIX.-Domestic commerce

Great districts..

170

Departure within a great district.

170

Arrival within a great district..

Coasting trade via Isthmus of Panama. 172

Departure for another great district..

172

Arrival from another great district..

173

Exemption on the Mississippi and tributaries. 174

Vessels with domestic cargo..

174

Registered vessels in the coasting trade. 175

Report by master.....

175

Foreign vessels barred from coasting trade... 175

Immediate exportation to foreign port... 176

Foreign vessels on coasting voyages...

176

Foreign tugboats......

176

Penalties for violation of coasting laws.. 177

Forfeiture of vessel and merchandise

178

Part XX.-Trade with Hawaii

General provisions......

179

Registry of vessels and coasting trade.

179

Quarantine and public health.

179

Fisheries...

180

Part XX.-Trade with Hawaii-Continued

Wharves; harbor; pilots..

Seamen's laws..

Part XXI.-Trade with Porto Rico

General provisions.

Coasting trade...

Quarantine and public health

Harbors and navigable waters.

Wharves and piers.....

Part XXII.-Trade with the Philippines

Treaty of peace.

Duties and taxes.

Philippine fund.

Vessels and coasting trade.

Tariff and internal revenue..

Aids to navigation and commerce.

Part XXIII.— Trade with Alaska and Virgin

Islands

Coasting laws...

Firearms and liquor...

Special licenses, and wharf charges.

Transfer of cargo.

Yukon and Stikine river trade.

Procedure...

Pribilof, St. Paul, St. George, Walrus, and

Otter Islands, and Sea Lion Rock.

Transit in bond..

Crimes and penalties...

Tariff and tax provisions, Virgin Islands.

(Part XXIV.-Quarantine and bills of health

Conşular bill of health.

Quarantine regulations.

Quarantine inspection..

Quarantine anchorage..

Suspension of commerce.

Penalties....

State health laws.

Removal of cargo..

Removal of customhouse.

National quarantine.

Part XXV.-Immigration

Head tax....

Definition of “seaman"

Definition of "immigrant".

Immigration visas...--

Hospital treatment of diseased alien seamen..

Alien seamen excluded from admission...

Fraudulent entry of immigrants as seamen..

Diseased immigrants..

Illegal landing.....

Readmission of aliens who served in armies of

cobelligerents of the United States..

Permit to reenter United States after tempo-

rary absence...

Aliens who are to be excluded from admis.

sion..

Deportation and penalty.

Penalty for illegal transportation.

Foreign officials..

Miscellaneous...

Immigration to Philippines..

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