PUBLIC LAW 102-241 —DEC. 19, 1991 105 STAT. 2235 any vessel covered by the contract hold the license or merchant mariner's document that would be required under chapter 71 or chapter 73 of title 46, United States Code, for a seaman performing that service while operating the vessel if the vessel were not a public vessel.". Approved December 19, 1991. LEGISLATIVE HISTORY—H.R. 1776 (S. 1297): HOUSE REPORTS: No. 102-132 (C!omm. on Merchant Marine and Fisheries). SENATE REPORTS: No. 102-169 accompanying S. 1297 (Comm. on Commerce, Science, and Transportation). CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 137 (1991): July 18, considered and passed House. Nov. 21, considered and passed Senate, amended, in lieu of S. 1297. Nov. 25, House concurred in Senate amendment with an amendment. Nov. 27, Senate concurred in House £unendment. WEEKLY COMPILATION OF PRESIDENTIAL DOCUMENTS, Vol. 27 (1991): Dec. 19, Presidential statement.