Hiring of Seamen: Hearings Before the Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries, House of Representatives, Seventy-sixth Congress, First Session, in H.R. 4051, a Bill to Amend Section 301 of the Merchant Marine Act of 1936. May 10, 19, 22, 1939

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Page 180 - person" includes one or more individuals, partnerships, associations, corporations, legal representatives, trustees, trustees in bankruptcy, or receivers. 2. The term "employer" includes any person acting in the interest of an employer, directly or indirectly...
Page 97 - First. To afford facilities for engaging seamen by keeping a register of their names and characters. Second. To superintend their engagement and discharge, in manner prescribed by law. Third. To provide means for securing the presence on board at the proper times of men who are so engaged.
Page 71 - Commission may enter into such contracts, upon behalf of the United States, and may make such disbursements as may, in its discretion, be necessary to carry on the activities authorized by this Act...
Page 174 - Every vessel purchased, chartered, or leased from the board, shall, unless otherwise authorized by the board, be operated only under such registry or enrollment and license. Such vessels while employed solely as merchant vessels shall be subject to all laws, regulations, and liabilities governing merchant vessels, whether the United States be interested therein as owned, in whole or in part, or hold any mortgage, lien, or other interest therein.
Page 144 - ... for any loss, damage or injury by collision, or for any act, matter or thing, loss, damage or forfeiture, done, occasioned or incurred, without the privity or knowledge of such owner or owners, shall in no case exceed the amount or value of the interest of such owner in such vessel and her freight then pending.
Page 122 - June 25, 1936, upon each departure of any such vessel from a port of the United States, 75 per centum of the crew, excluding licensed officers, shall be citizens of the United States, native-born, or completely naturalized...
Page 86 - Federation, the titles of the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Iron Shipbuilders and Helpers of America, the International Association of Machinists and the International Brotherhood of Shipwrights and Joiners appear.
Page 126 - ... for a certificate of service as able seaman, and upon proof being made to said board by affidavit and examination, under rules approved by the Secretary of Commerce, showing the nationality and age of the applicant...
Page 64 - All claims and demands whatever by the Government of the United States or against it, and all accounts whatever in which the Government of the United States is concerned, either as debtor or creditor, shall be settled and adjusted in the General Accounting Office.
Page 136 - ... by reason of his being left on shore at any place abroad under a certificate of his unfitness or inability to proceed on the voyage, such seaman shall be entitled to wages for the time of service prior to such termination.

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