Wages of Interned Merchant Seamen, Disability and Other Benefits to Merchant Seamen: Hearings Before the Committee on the Merchant Marine and Fisheries, House of Representatives, Seventy-eighth Congress, Second Session, on H. R. 3262, a Bill to Amend Section 2 (B) of Public Law 17, Seventy-eighth Congress, Relating to Functions of War Shipping Administration, and for Other Purposes; and H. R. 2652, a Bill to Amend Section 222 (E) of Subtitle--Insurance of Title II of the Merchant Marine Act, 1936, as Amended. December 9, 1943, and February 10, 1944

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Page 45 - ... (e) (1) The second sentence of section 223 of Subtitle — Insurance of Title II of the Merchant Marine Act, 1936, as amended (Public Law 523, Seventy-seventh Congress), is amended by inserting before the period at the end thereof a comma and the following: "but the Commission may allow fair and reasonable compensation to any company authorized to do an insurance business in any State of the United States...
Page 44 - That such suits shall proceed and shall be heard and determined according to the principles of law and to the rules of practice obtaining in like cases between private parties.
Page 42 - Seamen, not enlisted or commissioned in the military or naval establishments, who are employed on State school ships or on vessels of the United States Government of more than five tons...
Page 42 - Administration" shall be deemed to include the United States Maritime Commission with respect to the period beginning October 1 1941, and ending February 11, 1942, and the term "seaman" shall be deemed to include any seaman employed as an employee of the United States through the War Shipping Administration on vessels made available to or subchartered to other agencies or departments of the United States.
Page 44 - ... declaration. 3. Any declaration made under the two preceding paragraphs may, in respect of any territory specified in such declaration, be withdrawn or modified by a notification addressed to the Secretary General. The withdrawal or modification shall become effective on the first day of the month following the expiration of a period of two months after the date of receipt of such notification by the Secretary General. 4.
Page 42 - Claims arising under clause (1) hereof shall be enforced in the same manner as such claims would be enforced if the seaman were employed on a privately owned and operated American vessel. Any claim referred to in clause...
Page 18 - SEC. 6. There shall be no recovery of payments heretofore or hereafter made under the provisions of this Act from any person who, in the judgment of the Administrator, is without fault on his part and where, in the judgment of the Administrator, such recovery would defeat the purpose of benefits otherwise authorized or would be against equity and good conscience.
Page 42 - That (a) officers and members of crews (hereinafter referred to as "seamen") employed on United States or foreign flag vessels as employees of the United States through the War Shipping Administration shall, with respect to (1) laws administered by the Public Health Service and the Social Security Act as amended by subsection (b) (2) and (3) of this section; (2) death, injuries...
Page 42 - ... were employed on a privately owned and operated American vessel. Any claim referred to in clause (2) or (3) hereof shall, if administratively disallowed in whole or in part, be enforced pursuant to the provisions of the Suits in Admiralty Act, notwithstanding the vessel on which the seaman is employed is not a merchant vessel within the meaning of such Act. * * *. When used in this subsection the term "administratively disallowed...
Page 48 - ... resulting from stranding, sinking, or breakup of the vessel, explosion or fire causing loss of or substantial damage to the vessel, or collision by the vessel or contact with any external substance (including ice, but excluding water), irrespective of whether the same are caused by risks of war or warlike operations or by marine risks and perils. The word "vessel...

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