So with Bouchard and their mess, it got me thinking… How are they (and literally every oilfield company I know of) able to get away with not complying with 46 USC 10313 for paying of wages at all? Sea draws (e)? Pay off upon separation/sign off by the master in cash/check in lieu of direct deposit (f)? Not to mention (g) that says seamen get two days wages for every day their wages are delayed.
These were all the law of the land when I sailed deep sea. Agents coming on with big bags of money for the Captain in port to pay off the crew if it was crew change… sign up sheets in the mess to take draws… sign up sheets to warn the old man if you were going to want your wages in cash… I really just am curious what happened to this and how all these companies aren’t getting their feet held to the fire on it?