A seaman who has been on board for a week demands his discharge on the grounds that the ship is in the UK Near-Coastal Area. Is he entitled to it?

It depends on the type of Crew Agreement and the terms of its Notice Clause. He can read this on the Crew Copy of the Agreement on the ALC 6, which should be posted up in the crew accommodation.

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A UK freight ferry on a 6-month Running Agreement is trading between the UK and Denmark. Under what conditions may a new crew member claim his discharge in the UK?

If a seaman wants an early discharge, how must he give notice?