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Re: Mutiny at Dawn - Transpac Race 2013

Estar over at SA posted this:

Estar, on 04 Aug 2013 - 06:17, said:
I presume you found the current US law related to mutiny (below):

18 U.S.C.
United States Code, 2011 Edition
Sec. 2192 - Incitation of seamen to revolt or mutiny
From the U.S. Government Printing Office, U.S. Government Printing Office Home Page

2192. citation of seamen to revolt or mutiny
Whoever, being of the crew of a vessel of the United States, on the high seas, or on any other waters within the admiralty and maritime jurisdiction of the United States, endeavors to make a revolt or mutiny on board such vessel, or combines, conspires, or confederates with any other person on board to make such revolt or mutiny, or solicits, incites, or stirs up any other of the crew to disobey or resist the lawful orders of the master or other officer of such vessel, or to refuse or neglect his proper duty on board thereof, or to betray his proper trust, or assembles with others in a tumultuous and mutinous manner, or makes a riot on board thereof, or unlawfully confines the master or other commanding officer thereof, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than five years, or both.
(June 25, 1948, ch. 645, 62 Stat. 800; Pub. L. 104–294, title VI, 601(a)(8), Oct. 11, 1996, 110 Stat. 3498.)
Historical and Revision Notes
Based on title 18, U.S.C., 1940 ed., 483 (Mar. 4, 1909, ch. 321, 292, 35 Stat. 1146).
Minor changes were made in phraseology.
1996—Pub. L. 104–294 substituted “fined under this title” for “fined not more than $1,000”.

AND . . . . .

"In 1995, the Supreme Court was again faced with the question of who qualifies for "seaman" status. In Chandris, Inc. v. Latsis, O'Connor again wrote the majority opinion and here laid out two elements necessary to qualify as a seaman under the Jones Act: "The worker's duties must contribute to the function of the vessel or to the accomplishment of its mission, and the worker must have a connection to a vessel in navigation (or an identifiable fleet of vessels) that is substantial in terms of both its duration and its nature."

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