No. 1. Empowers the Governor and the Executive Council to license persons to procure seamen for merchant ships.
Clause 2. Provides that every such license, or revocation of such license, shall be made by minute or resolution of the Executive Council.
Clause 3. That no person not so licensed, or not being interested in the vessel, as owner, part owner, master, or person in charge, shall demand or obtain the certificate of discharge of any seaman, for the purpose, or under the pretence of engaging him on board any merchant ship.
Clause 4. That no person interested in any ship or vessel shall receive any seaman, to be entered on board such ship, except under the provisions of this Act.
Clause 5. That every person offending against the Act shall forfeit and pay a sum not exceeding £20 for each offence, or for every seaman knowingly received on board contrary to its provisions.
Clause 6. That no unlicensed person shall be engaged in procuring seamen under a penalty of £20.
Clause 7. That no advance note or wages to be given to any seaman until six hours after the ship's articles have been duly signed by the said seaman, and the master or owner of the said ship; and then, only to the seaman himself.
Clause 8. That any person receiving remuneration for hiring seamen, other than the owner or master of a vessel,, shall be subject to a penalty of £5 for each once.
Clause 9. That no person shall be allowed to go on board any merchant vessel to engage seamen until such vessel has arrived at her place of discharge, under a penalty not exceeding £20, and the captain of such vessel is authorised to seize and detain in custody any offender against such provision.
Clause 10. That any person soliciting sailors to become lodgers in houses of unlicensed persons, or removing sailors' effects from on board any ship without the permission of the seaman and the master or owner, to be subject to a penalty of £5.
Clause 11. That any person receiving remuneration for the board of sailors for a longer period than