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Service.

Merchant Shipping (Part III. Musters and Seamen.)

Indentures shall not abate by reason of Death or Change in the Persons ho ding the Office ; but no such Action shall be commenced without the Consent of the Irish Poor Law Commissioners :

(5.) The Amount of the Costs incurred in any such Action

and not recovered from the Defendant therein, may be charged upon the Union or Electoral Division (as the Case may be) to which the Boy or his Parent or Parents was or were chargeable at the Time of his being apprenticed.

CXLV. The Master of every Foreign-going Ship shall, before and their In- carrying any Apprentice to Sea from any Place in the United dentures to be v brought before Kingdom, cause such Apprentice to appear before the Shipping Shipping Master before whom the Crew is engaged, and shall produce Master before to him the Indenture by which such Apprentice is bound, and in a Foreign. the Assignment or Assignments thereof (if any); and the Name going Ship. of such Apprentice, with the Date of the Indenture and of the

Assignment or Assignments thereof (if any), and the Name of the Port or Ports at which the same have been registered, shall be entered on the Agreement; and for any Default in obeying the Provisions of this Section the Master shall for each Offence incur a Penalty not exceeding Five Pounds.

Engagement

Engagement of Seamen. of Seamen. Board of Trade CXLVI. The Board of Trade may grant to such Persons as it may license thinks fit Licences to engage or supply Seamen or Apprentices

for Merchant Ships in the United Kingdom, to continue for procure Seamen.

such Periods, to be upon such Terms, and to be revocable upon such Conditions, as such Board thinks proper.

Persons to

Penalties :

CXLVII. The following Offences shall be punishable as hereinafter mentioned; (that is to say,)

for supplying Seamen with. out License;

(1.) If any Person not licensed as aforesaid, other than the

Owner or Master or a Mate of the Ship, or some Person who is bona fide the Servant and in the constant Employ of the Owner, or a Shipping Master duly appointed as aforesaid, engages or supplies any Seaman or Apprentice to be entered on board any Ship in the United Kingdom, he shall for each Seaman or Apprentice so engaged or supplied incur a Penalty not exeeeding Twenty Pounds :

for employing unlicensed Persons ;

(2.) If any Person employs any unlicensed Person, other

than Persons so excepted as aforesaid, for the Purpose of engaging or supplying any Seaman or Apprentice to be

entered

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entered on board any Ship in the United Kingdom, he
shall for each Seaman or Apprentice su engaged or sup-
plied incur a Penalty not exceeding Twenty Pounds, and

if licensed shall in addition forfeit his Licence :
(3.) If any Person knowingly receives or accepts to be en- for

tered on board any Ship any Seaman or Apprentice who Seamen ille.
has been engaged or supplied contrary to the Provisions gally supplied.
of this Act, he shall for every Seaman or Apprentice so
engaged or supplied incur a Penalty not exceeding

Twenty Pounds.
CXLVIII. If any Person demands or receives, either directly

Y Penalty for or indirectly, from any Seaman or Apprentice, or from any Per- receiving son seeking Employment as a Seaman or Apprentice, or from muneration any Person on his Behalf, any Remuneration whatever, other from Seamen

for shipping than the Fees hereby authorized, for providing him with Em- them •ployment, he shall for every such Offence incur a Penalty not exceeding Five Pounds.

CXLIX. The Master of every Ship, except Ships of less than a Eighty Tons registered Tonnage exclusively employed in trad- to be made ing between diferent Ports on the Coasts of the United King- with Seamen,

containing dom, shall enter into an Agreement with every Seaman whom co he carries to Sea from any Port in the United Kingdom as One culars. of his Crew in the Manner herein-aster mentioned ; and every such Agreement shall be in a Form sanctioned by the Board of'. Trade, and shall be dated at the Time of the first Signature thereof, and shall be signed by the Master before any Seaman signs the same, and shall contain the following Particulars as Terms thereof ; (that is to say,)

(1.) The Nature, and, as far as practicable, the Duration of

the intended Voyage or Engagement :
(2.) The Number and Description of the Crew, specifying

how many are engaged as Sailors :
(3.) The Time at which each Seaman is to be on board or
' to begin Work :
(4.) The Capacity in which each Searnan is to serve :
(5.) The Amount of Wages which each Seaman is to

receive : (6.) A Scale of the Provisions which are to be furnished to

each Seaman :
(7.) Any Regulations as to Conduct on board, and as to

Fines, short Allowance of Provisions, or other lawful
Punishments for Misconduct, which have been sanc-
tioned by the Board of Trade as Regulations proper to be
adopted and which the Parties agree to adopt :

And

Engagement of Seamen.

Merchant Shipping (Part III. Masters and Seamen.)

And every such Agreement shall be so framed as to admit of Stipulations, to be adopted at the Will of the Master and Seaman in each Casc, as to Advance and Allotment of Wages,

and may contain any other Stipulations which are not contrary Proviso as to to Law : Provided that if the Master of any Ship belonging to Forms for

any British Possession has an Agreement with his Crew made Colonial Ships.

in due Form accordiug to the Law of the Possession to which such Ship belongs or in which her Crew were engaged, and engages single Seamen in the United Kingdom, such Seamen may sign the Agreement so made, and it shall not be necessary for them to sign an Agreement in the Form sanctioned by the Board of Trade.

For Foreign CL. In the Case of all Foreign-going Ships, in whatever Part going Chips of Her Majesty's Dominions the same are registered, the followsuch Agreements, when ing Rules shall be observed with respect to Agreements; (that made in the is to say,) United King: dom, except in special Cases, (1.) Every Agreement made in the United Kingdom (exto be made

cept in such Cases of Agreements with Substitutes as before and

are herein-after specially provided for) shall be signed by attested by a Shipping

each Seaman in the Presence of a Shipping Master : Master;

(2.) Such Shipping Master shall cause the Agreement to

be read over and explained to each Seaman, or otherwise ascertain that each Seaman understands the same before he signs it, and shall attest each Signature :

To be in Duplicate;

(3.) When the Crew is first engaged the Agreement shall

be signed in Duplicate, and one Part shall be retained by the Shipping Master, and the other Part shall contain a Special Place or Form for the Descriptions and Signatures of Substitutes or Persons engaged subsequently to the First Departure of the Ship, and shall be delivered to the Master:

Trovision for
Substitutes.

(4.) In the Case of Substitutes engaged in the Place of Seamen who have duly signed the Agreement, and whose Services are lost within Twenty-four Hours of the Ship’s putting to Sea by Death, Desertion, or other unforeseen Cause, the Engagement shall, wlien practicable, be made before some Shipping Master duly appointed in the Manner herein-before specified ; and whenever such last-mentioned Engagement cannot be so made, the Master shall, before the Ship puts to Sea, if practicable, and if not, as soon afterwards as possible, cause the Agreement to be read over and explained to the Seamen; and the Seamen shall thereupon sign the same in the Presence of a Witness, who shall attest their Signatures. Merchant Shipping (Part III. Masters and Seamen.)

Engagement of Seamen.

Bree

CLI. In the Case of Foreign-going Ships making Voyages Foreign-going averaging less than Six Months in Duration, running Agree- Ships inaking ments with the Crew may be made to extend over Two or short, Voyages more Voyages, so that no such Agreement shall extend be- niny

may have runyond the next following Thirtieth Day of June or Thirty-first ments. Day of December or the First Arrival of the Ship at her Port of Destination in the United Kingdom after such Date, or the Discharge of Cargo consequent upon such Arrival ; and every Person entering into such Agreement, whether engaged upon the First Commencement thereof or otherwise, shall enter into and sign the same in the Manner hereby required for other Foreign-going Ships; and every Person engaged thereunder, if discharged in the United Kingdom, shall be discharged in the Manner hereby required for the Discharge of Seamen belonging to other Foreign-going Ships.

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CLII. The Master of every Foreign-going Ship for which such Engagement a running Agreement as aforesaid is made shall, upon every and Discharge Return to any Port in the United Kingdom before the final Ter- ih

of Seamen in mination of the Agreement, discharge or engage before the time. Shipping Master at such Port any Seaman whom he is required by Law so to discharge or engage, and shall upon every such Return indorse on the Agreement a Statement (as the Case may be) either that no such Discharges or Engagements have been made or are intended to be made before the Ship again leaves Port, or that all such Discharges or Engagements have been duly made as herein-before required, and shall deliver the Agreement so indorsed to the Shipping Master; and any Master who wilfully makes a false Statement in such Indorsement shall incur a Penalty not exceeding Twenty Pounds; and the Shipping Master shall also sign an Indorsement on the Agreement to the Effect that the Provisions of this Act relating to such Agreement have been complied with, and shall redeliver the Agreement so Indorsed to the Master.

CLIII. In Cases in which such running Agreements are made, Duplicates of the Duplicate Agreement retained by the Shipping Master running

Agreements, upon the First Engagement of the Crew shall either be trans- how to be mitted to the Registrar General of Seamen immediately, or be dealt with. kept by the Shipping Master until the Expiration of the Agreement, as the Board of Trade directs.

CLIV. For the purpose of determining the Fees to be paid Fees to be upon the Engagement and Discharge of Seamen belonging to paid on such

running Foreign-going Ships which have running Agreements as afore- Agreements. said, the Cew siiall be considered to be engaged when the Agreement is first signed, and to be discharged when the Agreement finally terminates, and all intermediate Engagements and Discharges shall be considered to be Engagemenis and Discharges of single Seamen.

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In Home

CLV. In the Case of Home Trade Ships, Crews or single Trade Shijos Seamen may, if the Master thinks fit, be engaged before a be entered

to Shipping Master in the manner herein-before directed with into before a respect to Foreign-going Ships; and in every Case in which Shipping the Engagement is not so made, the Master shall, before the

Ship puts to Sea, if practicable, and if not, as soon afterwards as possible, cause the Agreement to be read over and explained to each Seaman, and the Seaman shall thereupon sign the same in the Presence of a Witness, who shall attest his Signature.

Master or other Witness.

Special Agree. CLVI. In Cases where several Home Trade Ships belong to ments for the saine Owner, the Agreement with the Seamen may, notwithHome Trade Shits belong. standing anything herein contained, be inade by ibe Owner ing to same instead of by the Master, and the Seamen may be engaged to Owners.

serve in any Two more of such Ships, provided thai the Names of the Ships and the Nature of the Service are specified in the Agreement; but with the foregoing Exception all Provisions herein contained which relate to ordinary Agreements · for Home Trade Ships shall be applicable to Agreements made

in pursuance of this Section.

Penalty for CLVII. If in any Case a Master carries any Seaman to Sea

Sea without entering into an Agreement with him in the Form and men without w Agreement Manner and at the Place and Time hereby in such Case required, duly executed the Master in the Case of a Foreign-going Ship, and the Master

or Owner in the Case of a Home Trade Ship, shall for each such Offence incur a Penally not exceeding Five Pounds.

Changes in Crew to be reported.

CLVIII. The Master of every Foreign-going Ship of which the Crew has been engaged before a Shipping Master shall before finally leaving ile United Kingdom sign and send to the nearest Shipping Master a full and accurate Statement in a Formu sanctioned by the Board of Trade of every Change which takes place in his Crew before finally leaving the United Kingdom, and in desanit shall for each Offence incur a Penalty not exceeding Five Pounds; and such Statement shall be admissibie in Evidence, subject to all just Exceptions.

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Beamen en CLIX. Every Master of a Ship who, if such Ship is registerkaged in the ed in the United Kingdom engages any Seaman in any British Colonies to be

ed before Possession, or is such Ship belongs io any Brilish Possession Serie Shipping engages any Seaman in any British Possession other than that Biaster or to which the Ship belongs, shall, if ihere is at the Place where Oficer of Cu toms.

such Seaman is engaged any olficial Shipping Master or other Officer duly appointed for the Purpose of shipping Seamen, engage such Seaman before such Shipping Master, and if there is no such Shipping Master or Officer, then before some Officer of Customs; and the same Rules, Qualifications, and Penalties as are herein-before specified with respect to the Engagement

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