No. 196.

390 U.S. 17 (1968)


Supreme Court of United States.

Decided January 16, 1968.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Leonard W. Schroeter and John Caughlan argued the cause and filed a brief for appellant.

John S. Martin, Jr., argued the cause for appellee. With him on the brief were Solicitor General Griswold, Assistant Attorney General Yeagley, Kevin T. Maroney and Lee B. Anderson.

MR. JUSTICE DOUGLAS delivered the opinion of the Court.

Appellant, who has served on board American-flag commercial vessels in various capacities, is now qualified to act as a second assistant engineer on steam vessels. But between 1949 and 1964 he was employed in trades other than that of a merchant seaman. In October 1964 he applied to the Commandant of the Coast Guard for a validation of the permit or license which evidences his ability to act as a second assistant...

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