||Title:||MERCHANT SHIPPING (SEAFARERS) (CREW AGREEMENTS, LISTS OF CREW AND DISCHARGE OF SEAFARERS) REGULATION||Gazette Number:|
|Section:||21||Heading:||Notice of discharge||Version Date:||30/06/1997|
(1) Subject to section 22, the master of ship shall, not less than 48 hours before a seafarer is discharged from the ship or, if it is not practicable within that period, as soon as practicable thereafter, give a notice of discharge in writing to the Superintendent if the seafarer is to be so discharged in Hong Kong.
(2) A notice of discharge shall contain the following particulars-
(3) Where a notice of discharge relates to more than one seafarer, it shall state, in addition to the particulars specified in subsection (2), the number of seafarers being discharged.
(a) the name of the ship, its port of registry and official number;
(b) the place, date and time of the seafarer's discharge;
(c) the capacity in which the seafarer is employed in the ship; and
(d) the seafarer's name if, at the time of discharge, a dispute about his wages is to be submitted to the Superintendent under section 87 of the Ordinance or a complaint in writing is to be made by the seafarer to the Superintendent under section 9 of the Merchant Shipping (Seafarers) (Disciplinary Offences on Board Ships) Regulation (Cap 478 sub. leg. N).