—(1) When any seaman is about to be or is discharged or paid off in Singapore, the master, owner, charterer or agent shall so notify the Controller.
(2) No member of a crew who has been discharged or paid off shall be left in Singapore unless either —
he is a citizen of Singapore; or
he is in possession of a valid permit or pass.
(3) Where there has been any contravention of subsection (2), the master, owner, charterer, agent or consignee of the vessel, aircraft or train in which the person concerned was employed shall be liable for the maintenance of that person and for the cost of his repatriation to his place of birth or citizenship or, if the master, owner, charterer, agent or consignee so elects, to such other place as may be approved by the Controller.