38. Offences in respect of vessel, craft or aircraft taken into custody.-
Any person subject to this Act who commits any of the following offences, that is to say,-
(a) takes out without proper authority from any vessel, craft or aircraft taken into custody, any money or goods; or
(b) pillages, beats or ill-treats persons on board the said vessel, craft or aircraft; or
(c) breaks bulk on board any such vessel, craft or aircraft with intent dishonestly to misappropriate anything therein or belonging thereto,
shall, on conviction by a Coast Guard Court, be liable to suffer imprisonment for a term which may extend to two years or such less punishment as is in this Act mentioned.