46 U.S.C.
United States Code, 2008 Edition
Title 46 - SHIPPING
Subtitle II - Vessels and Seamen
Part G - Merchant Seamen Protection and Relief
Sec. 11110 - Seamen's clothing
From the U.S. Government Publishing Office, www.gpo.gov

§11110. Seamen's clothing

The clothing of a seaman is exempt from attachments and liens. A person detaining a seaman's clothing shall be fined not more than $500, imprisoned for not more than 6 months, or both.

(Pub. L. 98–89, Aug. 26, 1983, 97 Stat. 580.)

Historical and Revision Notes
Revised sectionSource section (U.S. Code)
11110 46:563

Section 11110 exempts seamen's clothing from attachments and liens. It also provides a penalty for violations.