2016 US Code
Title 46 - Shipping
Subtitle II - Vessels and Seamen
Part E - Merchant Seamen Licenses, Certificates, and Documents
Chapter 73 - Merchant Mariners' Documents
Sec. 7303 - Possession and description of merchant mariners' documents

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Citation 46 U.S.C. § 7303 (2016)
Section Name §7303. Possession and description of merchant mariners' documents
Section Text

A merchant mariner's document shall be retained by the seaman to whom issued. The document shall contain the signature, notations of nationality, age, and physical description, the photograph, and the home address of the seaman. In addition, the document shall specify the rate or ratings in which the seaman is qualified to serve.

Source Credit

(Pub. L. 98–89, Aug. 26, 1983, 97 Stat. 542; Pub. L. 107–295, title IV, §421, Nov. 25, 2002, 116 Stat. 2125.)

Editorial Notes
Historical and Revision Notes
Revised sectionSource section (U.S. Code)
7303 46:643(a)

Section 7303 requires seamen to retain their merchant mariner's documents. It also specifies the information that is to be contained in the document.

AMENDMENTS

2002—Pub. L. 107–295 struck out "the thumbprint," after "photograph,".

Publication Title United States Code, 2012 Edition, Supplement 4, Title 46 - SHIPPING
Category Bills and Statutes
Collection United States Code
SuDoc Class Number Y 1.2/5:
Contained Within Title 46 - SHIPPING
Subtitle II - Vessels and Seamen
Part E - Merchant Seamen Licenses, Certificates, and Documents
CHAPTER 73 - MERCHANT MARINERS' DOCUMENTS
Sec. 7303 - Possession and description of merchant mariners' documents
Contains section 7303
Date 2016
Laws In Effect As Of Date January 6, 2017
Positive Law Yes
Disposition standard
Statutes at Large References 97 Stat. 542
116 Stat. 2125
Public Law References Public Law 98-89, Public Law 107-295
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