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PUBLIC LAW 103-206—DEC. 20, 1993 107 STAT. 2437 (4) in subsection (d)(2), by striking "at a cost prescribed by regulation" and inserting in lieu thereof "at the request of the seaman". SEC. 410. SETTLEMENTS ON DISCHARGE. Section 10312 of title 46, United States Code, is amended to read as follows:

    • § 10312. Settlements on discharge

"When discharge and settlement are completed, the master, individual in charge, or owner and each seaman shall sign the agreement required by section 10302 of this title.". SEC. 411. RECORDS OF SEAMEN. Section 10320 of title 46, United States Code, is amended to read as follows: 110320. Records of seamen The Secretary shall prescribe reg^ulations requiring vessel owners to maintain records of seamen on matters or engagement, discharge, and service. A vessel owner shall make these records available to the seaman and the Coast Guard on request.". SEC. 412. GENERAL PENALTY. Section 10321 of title 46, United States Code, is amended to read as follows:

    • i 10321. General penalty

"(a) A person violating any provision of this chapter or a regulation prescribed under this chapter is liable to the United States Government for a civil penalty of not more than $5,000. "(b) The vessel is uable m rem for any penalty assessed under this section.". SEC. 413. SHIPPING ARTICLES AGREEMENTS. Section 10502 of title 46, United States Code, is amended— (1) by amending subsection (a) to read as follows: "(a) The owner, charterer, managing operator, master, or individual in charge shall make a shipping agreement in writing with each seaman before the seaman commences employment.'^ and (2) by adding at the end the following new subsections: "(d) 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. "(e) The owner, charterer, managing operator, master, or individual in charge shall maintain the shipping agreement and make the shipping agreement available to the seaman. "(f) The Secreta^ shall prescribe regulations requiring shipping companies to maintam records of seamen on matters of engagement, discharge, and service. The shipping companies shall make these records available to the seaman and the Cfoast Guard on request.". SEC. 414. ADVANCES. Section 10505 of title 46, United States Code, is amended— (1) in subsection (a)(2), by striking "$100" and inserting in lieu thereof "$5,000"; and (2) in subsection (b), by striking "$500" and inserting in lieu thereof "$5,000 ". Regulations. Regulations. Records.