H.R.4863 - A bill to modify the maritime laws applicable to the recovery of damages by certain foreign seamen.97th Congress (1981-1982)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Biaggi, Mario [D-NY-10] (Introduced 10/29/1981)|
|Committees:||House - Merchant Marine and Fisheries|
|Committee Reports:||H.Rept 97-863|
|Latest Action:||House - 09/28/1982 Failed to Receive 2/3's Vote to Suspend and Pass by Yea-Nay Vote: 224 - 182 (Record Vote No: 372). (All Actions)|
|Roll Call Votes:||There has been 1 roll call vote|
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Summary: H.R.4863 — 97th Congress (1981-1982)All Information (Except Text)
(Reported to House from the Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries with amendment, H. Rept. 97-863)
Reported to House with amendment(s) (09/23/1982)
Prohibits recovery of damages for the injury or death of a foreign seaman if the incident occurred: (1) while such seaman was engaged in the exploration, development, or production of offshore mineral or energy resources; and (2) in the territorial waters or waters overlying the continental shelf of a nation other than the United States, its territories, or possessions. Allows such seaman to bring an action for recovery of damages after a showing that no remedy was available in the nation asserting jurisdiction where the incident occurred or in the nation of the seaman's residency or citizenship.
Requires that all of the crew of an offshore supply vessel be U.S. citizens. Declares that if a vacancy occurs within 30 days of the date of the last departure from a U.S. port, that vacancy shall be filled by a U.S. citizen. Allows the filling of such a vacancy by a non-citizen after such time, but only until the vessel's first call at a U.S. port.