(a) Except as otherwise specifically provided, this chapter applies to a vessel on a voyage between—
(1) a port of the United States and a port in a foreign country (except a port in Canada, Mexico, and the West Indies); and
(2) a port of the United States on the Atlantic Ocean and a port of the United States on the Pacific Ocean.
(b) This chapter does not apply to a vessel on which a seaman by custom or agreement is entitled to share in the profit or result of a voyage.
(c) This chapter does not apply to a foreign vessel.
(Pub. L. 98–89, Aug. 26, 1983, 97 Stat. 572.)
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