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United Kingdom : British Seaman's Card (1963)

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland British Seaman's ID Card. Issued to John Darlington in 1963.

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1. This card is a seafarer’s identity document for the purpose of the Seafarers’ Identity Documents Convention, 1958, adopted by the General Conference of the International Labour Organisation on 13th May, 1958.

2. This card must be carefully preserved and produced on demand to the Superintendent of a Mercantile Marine Office.

3. If the card is lost the fact must be reported at once to the Superintendent of a Mercantile Marine Office.

4. Only a Superintendent or other duly authorised person may make any entry or alteration on this card. The Holder may not do so himself. If any particulars require alteration, apply to the Superintendent of a Mercantile Marine Office. It is a punishable offence to forge or fraudulently alter this card or to allow it to be used by another person.

5. This card may be held only by persons who, not being aliens within the meaning of the British Nationality Act, 1948, are employed or engaged or ordinarily employed or engaged in sea going employment. If the holder ceases to be ordinarily engaged in sea going employment, he must surrender the card forthwith to the Superintendent of a Mercantile Marine Office, but it will be re-issued on resumption of sea going employment. Failure to observe this or any other requirement of the Order under which this card is issued may render the offender liable to prosecution.


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C.R.S. 53 (Revised)


I DECLARE (i) that the person to whom this card relates has satisfied me as to entitlement to hold the card and (ii) that the photograph within bearing an official stamp is a true likeness of that person and that the signature and personal description of that person are true.



Signature of Issuing Officer

NOTE: Any person finding this card must hand it to the Superintendent of the nearest Mercantile Marine Office or send it to the Registrar General of Shipping and Seamen, Cardiff, postage unpaid.