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Library of Congress Summary
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Requires that, on each departure of a documented vessel and of a vessel for which a construction or operating differential subsidy has been granted, a specified percentage of the seamen or of the entire complement, including licensed individuals, must be U.S. citizens. (Current law imposes such requirements on each departure from a U.S. port.) Authorizes the Secretary of the department in which the Coast Guard is operating to modify the requirements of U.S. citizenship of the entire complement, including licensed officers, of an offshore supply vessel when operating from a foreign port, except that the master must always be a U.S. citizen. Provides that vacancies occurring when on a foreign voyage may be filled, except for the master, by a person who is not a U.S. citizen until the vessel's return to a port at which a replacement who is a U.S. citizen can be obtained. (Current law allows filling of a vacancy by a noncitizen until the vessel's first return to a U.S. port at which a citizen replacement can be obtained.)
House Republican Conference Summary
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House Democratic Caucus Summary
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