Merchant Seamen's Discipline Act


Published: 1918

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Merchant Seamen's Discipline (CAP. 2 77 1

CHAPTER 277

THE MERCHANT SEAMEN'S DISCIPLINE ACT

Arrangement of Sections
Section

1 . Short title.
2. Neglecting to join ship, deserting or joining in state of

drunkenness.
3. Recovery of penalties.

MERCHANT SEAMEN'S DISCIPLINE

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1. This Act may be cited as the Merchant Seamen's Short title.
Discipline Act.

2. ( 1 ) If whilst within the jurisdiction a seaman law- fJeglecting to
oin ship, fully engaged in accordance with the Merchant Shipping Acts Jd eserting or

1894 to 19 14, to serve on board any ship or vessel belonging joining in state
to or chartered, hired or requisitioned by the Admiralty, or of drunkenness.

Army Council, or the Shipping Controller-

(a) neglects or refuses without reasonable cause to
join his ship or vessel, or to proceed to sea in his ship
or vessel, or deserts or is absent without leave from his
ship or vessel or from his duty at any time; or

(b) joins his ship or vessel, or is whilst on board
his ship or vessel in a state of drunkenness so that the
performance of his duties or the navigation of his ship
or vessel is thereby impeded;

LAWS OF ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA

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he shall be guilty of an offence.

(2) If such seaman is brought before a Court on a charge
of having committed an offence under this section, he shall,
if the offence comes within the provisions of paragraph ( a )
be liable to a fine not exceeding fifteen hundred dollars, and "
if the offence comes within the provisions of paragraph ( b )
he shall be liable to a fine not exceeding two hundred and
fifty dollars.

Recovery of
penalties.

3. All penalties under this Act shall be recoverable
on summary conviction.