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142. Wages not to accrue during absence without leave, refusal to work or imprisonment.-

(1) A seaman or apprentice shall not be entitled to wages -

(a) for any period during which he is absent without leave from his ship or from his duty; or

(b) for any period during which he unlawfully refuses or neglects to work when required; or

(c) unless the court hearing the case otherwise directs, for any period during which he is lawfully imprisoned.

(2) A seaman or apprentice shall not be disentitled to claim wages for any period during which he has not performed his duty if he proves that he was incapable of doing so by reason of illness, hurt or injury, unless it be proved that-

(a) his illness, hurt or injury was caused by his own willful act or default or his own misbehavior; or

(b) his illness was contracted or his hurt or injury was sustained at a proper return port and was not attributable to his employment; or

(c) he has unreasonably refused to undergo medical or surgical treatment for his illness, hurt or injury involving no appreciable risk to his life.



Merchant Shipping (Amendment) Act, 1986 Back




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