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Time for payment of wages
42. Section 77 of the Principal Act is amended-

(a) by inserting in sub-section (1) "articles of" before "agreement";

   (b)  by inserting after sub-section (3) the following sub-section:

"(3A) Subject to sub-section (5), if a payment of wages is not made to a
seaman serving under a contract of sea service at or before the time when
payment is required to be made to him under the terms of his contract of sea
service, he is entitled to recover from his employer, in addition to the wages
due to him, a sum equal to 2 days' pay for each of the days, not including
days in excess of 14, during which payment of the wages is delayed beyond that
time or such lesser sum as the Court thinks just in the circumstances.";

(c) by inserting in sub-section (4) "or (3A)" after "sub-section (3)";

(d) by inserting in sub-section (5) "or (3A)" after "sub-section (3)";

   (e)  by omitting from sub-paragraph (i) of paragraph (a) of sub-section (5)

"by the master"; and

(f) by omitting from paragraph (b) of sub-section (5) "the owner or master of
the ship" and substituting "the person against whom the action is brought or
of any person acting on his behalf". 

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