Section 205 – Arrestment of seamen’s wages
668.By virtue of section 73(3)(c) of the 1987 Act, wages of seamen (other than fishermen) were not treated as earnings for the purposes of earnings arrestments under the 1987 Act (although they could be subject to a current maintenance arrestment). This section repeals section 73(3)(c) of the 1987 Act. This has the effect of removing this exemption. This section also, as a consequence, repeals section 73(4), which contains definitions of “seaman” and “fishing boat” (expressions used in section 73(3)(c)) which are no longer required.