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89. Duties of shipping masters.-

It shall be the duty of shipping masters-

(a) to superintend and facilitate the engagement and discharge of seamen in the manner provided in this Act;

(b) to provide means for securing the presence on board at the proper times of the seamen who are so engaged;

(c) to facilitate the making of apprenticeship to the sea service;

(d) to hear and decide disputes under section 132 between a master, owner or agent of a ship and any of the crew of the ship:

1[(dd) to transmit the complaint of any dispute of a foreign seaman of a vessel, registered in a country other than India, in Indian territorial waters, with the master, owner or agent, to the competent authority of the country of registration and a copy of such complaint shall be forwarded to the Director-General, International Labour Organisation Office;]

(e) to perform such other duties relating to seamen, apprentices and merchant ships as are for the time being committed to them by or under this Act.

Merchant Shipping (Amendment) Act, 1986 Back

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