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107 STAT. 2436 PUBLIC LAW 103-206—DEC. 20, 1993 with each seaman before the seaman commences employment."; and (2) by adding at the end the following new subsections: (c) Each shipping agreement must be signed by the master or individual in charge or a representative of the owner, charterer, or managing operator, and by each seaman employed. "(d) The owner, charterer, managing operator, master, or individual in charge shall maintain the shipping an«ement and make the shipping agreement available to the seaman.. SEC. 402. FORM OF AGREEMENTS. Section 10304 of title 46, United States Code, is amended by striking "Shipping commissioner's signature or initials" from the form. SEC. 403. MANNER OF SIGNING AGREEMENTS. Section 10305 of title 46, United States Code, is amended— (1) in subsection (a)(2), by striking "a shipping commissioner^ and inserting in lieu thereof **ihe master or mdividual in charcre"* (2) by striking "(a)"; and (3) by striking subsections (b) and (c). SEC. 404. EXHIBITING MERCHANT MARINERS'DOCUMENTS. Section 10306 of title 46, United States Code, is amended by striking "shipping commissioner" and inserting in lieu thereof "master or individual in charge". SEC. 405. REPEAL OF PENALTY FOR FAILURE TO POST AGREEMENT. Section 10307 of title 46, United States Code, is amended by striking the last sentence. SEC. 406. REPEAL OF PENALTY RELATING TO ENGAGING SEAMEN OUTSIDE UNITED STATES. Section 10308 of title 46, United States Code, is amended by striking "(a)" and by striking subsection (b). SEC. 407. REPEAL OF PENALTY RELATING TO ENGAGING REPLACE- MENT SEAMEN; APPLICATION OF REQUIREMENTa Section 10309 of title 46, United States Code, is amended by striking subsection (b) and redesignating subsection (c) as subsection (b). SEC. 408. ACCOUNTING OF WAGES AND DEDUCTIONS AT PAYOFF OR DISCHARGE. Section 10310 of title 46, United States Code, is amended by striking "or a shipping commissioner" in the first sentence and by striking the last sentence. SEC. 409. CERTIFICATES OF DISCHARGE. Section 10311 of title 46, United States Code, is amended— (1) in subsection (a), by striking "shipping commissioner" and inserting in lieu thereof "master or individual in charge"; (2) in subsection (b), by striking the last sentence and inserting in lieu thereof "The certificate shall be signed by the master and the seaman."; (3) in subsection (d)(D, by striking "Secretary" and inserting in lieu thereof "owner, charterer, managing operator, master, or individual in charge"; and