In what circumstances could a seaman, from whose wages the master intended to make a deduction on account of his absence without leave, avoid the deduction?

If the seaman satisfied the master that his absence was due to an accident, a mistake, or some other cause beyond his control and that he took all reasonable precautions to avoid being absent.

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A seaman dies after being struck on the head by a derrick heel block that he was removing for inspection. What action should the master take?

The deduction for expense or loss caused to the employer by absence a seaman’s without leave used to be Β£300. Why was it reduced to Β£100?