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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 reporicd. 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 aitested 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
tioned. 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
ment. 187. Period within which Wages are to be paid.
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 Seamcn'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 account
ing 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 501.
they may be paid over without Probate or Administra
tion 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 other
wise, 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 Certi
. ficate 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 Moncy 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 Sea
men, 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 Repay.
ment 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, anul Accommodation,
221. Survey of Provisions and Water on Complaint made. 222. Forfeiture for frivolous Complaint. 223. Allowance for short or bad Provisions. 224. Medicines, Liine, 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
Protection of Seamen from Imposition.
233. Sale of and Charge upon Wages to be invalid. 234. No Debt exceeding 58. recoverable till End of Voyage. 235. Penalty for Overcharges by Lodging-house Keepers. 236. Penalty for detaining Seamen's Elects. 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
meanor. 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 cer
tain Cases. 243. Offences of Seamen and Apprentices and their Punish
ments:--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 Otiender, 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
rant. 247. Deserters may be sent on board in lieu of being impri
soned. 248. Seamen imprisoned for Desertion or Breach of Discipline
may be sent on board betore 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 For
feiture of Wages. 251. Costs of procuring Imprisonment may to the Extent of 31
be deducted from Wages. 252. Amount of Forfeiture, low to be ascertained when Sea
men contract for the Voyage. 253. Application of Forteiture's. 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 obiaining 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 Couts 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 Of-nders 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 Idiniralty Jurisdiction. .