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Punishment of breaches of discipline by master
57. Section 115 of the Principal Act is amended by adding at the end thereof
the following sub-section:

"(14) Notwithstanding sub-sections (1) and (13), if a contract of sea service
between the owner of a ship or ships to which section 47A applies and a seaman
includes a provision to the effect that, if the seaman commits a breach of
discipline specified in the provision, that breach shall be a breach of the
contract of sea service, and the master of the ship on which the seaman is, in
accordance with the contract of sea service, a member of the crew shall impose
upon the seaman a fine of the amount specified in the provision in relation to
that breach of discipline, this section applies, by force of this sub-section,
in relation to that ship and in relation to the seaman and the master as if
that provision were a provision referred to in sub-section (1) and, for the
purposes of this section as so applying, the reference in sub-section (11) to
the seaman's agreement shall be read as a reference to his contract of sea

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