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§ 11302

TITLE 46—SHIPPING

lists the types of entries that must be made in the logbook.
AMENDMENTS
1996—Subsec. (a)(2). Pub. L. 104–324 inserted ‘‘as measured under section 14502 of this title, or an alternate
tonnage measured under section 14302 of this title as
prescribed by the Secretary under section 14104 of this
title’’ after ‘‘100 gross tons’’.
1984—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 98–557 amended subsec. (a)
generally, which prior to amendment read as follows:
‘‘A vessel of the United States on a voyage between a
port in the United States and a port in a foreign country, and a vessel of the United States of at least 75
gross tons on a voyage between a port of the United
States on the Atlantic Ocean and a port of the United
States on the Pacific Ocean, shall have an official logbook.’’

§ 11302. Manner of making entries
Each entry made in the official logbook—
(1) shall be made as soon as possible after
the occurrence;
(2) if not made on the day of the occurrence,
shall be dated and state the date of the occurrence;
(3) if the entry is about an occurrence happening before the vessel’s arrival at the final
port of discharge, shall be made not later than
24 hours after the arrival;
(4) shall be signed by the master; and
(5) shall be signed by the chief mate or another seaman.
(Pub. L. 98–89, Aug. 26, 1983, 97 Stat. 581.)
HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES
Revised section
11302 ............................................

Source section (U.S. Code)
46:202

Section 11302 describes the manner in which entries
shall be made in the logbook, specifying when they
shall be made, who shall sign them, and requiring that
they shall be dated.

§ 11303. Penalties
(a) A master failing to maintain an official
logbook as required by this part is liable to the
United States Government for a civil penalty of
$200.
(b) A master failing to make an entry in the
vessel’s official logbook as required by this part
is liable to the Government for a civil penalty of
$200.
(c) A person is liable to the Government for a
civil penalty of $150 when the person makes, procures to be made, or assists in making, an entry
in the vessel’s official logbook—
(1) later than 24 hours after the vessel’s arrival at the final port of discharge; and
(2) that is about an occurrence that happened before that arrival.
(Pub. L. 98–89, Aug. 26, 1983, 97 Stat. 582.)
HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES
Revised section
11303 ............................................

Source section (U.S. Code)
46:203

Section 11303 provides a penalty for violation of the
provisions about logbooks in this part.

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§ 11304. Additional logbook and entry requirements
(a) A vessel of the United States that is subject to inspection under section 3301 of this title,
except a vessel on a voyage from a port in the
United States to a port in Canada, shall have an
official logbook, which shall be kept available
for review by the Secretary on request.
(b) The log book required by subsection (a)
shall include the following entries:
(1) The time when each seaman and each officer assumed or relieved the watch.
(2) The number of hours in service to the
vessels of each seaman and each officer.
(3) An account of each accident, illness, and
injury that occurs during each watch.
(Added Pub. L. 111–281, title VI, § 607(a), Oct. 15,
2010, 124 Stat. 2967.)
CHAPTER 115—OFFENSES AND PENALTIES
Sec.

11501.
11502.
11503.
11504.
11505.
11506.
11507.

Penalties for specified offenses.
Entry of offenses in logbook.
Duties of consular officers related to insubordination.
Enforcement of forfeitures.
Disposal of forfeitures.
Carrying sheath knives.
Surrender of offending officers.

§ 11501. Penalties for specified offenses
When a seaman lawfully engaged commits any
of the following offenses, the seaman shall be
punished as specified:
(1) For desertion, the seaman forfeits any
part of the money or property the seaman
leaves on board and any part of earned wages.
(2) For neglecting or refusing without reasonable cause to join the seaman’s vessel or to
proceed to sea in the vessel, for absence without leave within 24 hours of the vessel’s sailing
from a port (at the beginning or during the
voyage), or for absence without leave from duties and without sufficient reason, the seaman
forfeits from the seaman’s wages not more
than 2 days’ pay or a sufficient amount to defray expenses incurred in hiring a substitute.
(3) For quitting the vessel without leave
after the vessel’s arrival at the port of delivery and before the vessel is placed in security,
the seaman forfeits from the seaman’s wages
not more than one month’s pay.
(4) For willful disobedience to a lawful command at sea, the seaman, at the discretion of
the master, may be confined until the disobedience ends, and on arrival in port forfeits
from the seaman’s wages not more than 4
days’ pay or, at the discretion of the court,
may be imprisoned for not more than one
month.
(5) For continued willful disobedience to
lawful command or continued willful neglect
of duty at sea, the seaman, at the discretion of
the master, may be confined, on water and
1,000 calories, with full rations every 5th day,
until the disobedience ends, and on arrival in
port forfeits, for each 24 hours’ continuance of
the disobedience or neglect, not more than 12
days’ pay or, at the discretion of the court,
may be imprisoned for not more than 3
months.


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