Indian Ports Act, 1908
8. Power of conservator to give and enforce directions for certain specified purposes
(1) The conservator of any port subject to this Act may, with respect to any vessel within the-port, give directions for carrying into effect any rule for the time being in force therein under section 6.
(2) If any person willfully and without lawful excuse refuses or neglects to obey any lawful direction of the conservator, after notice thereof has been given to him, he shall, for every such offence, be punishable with fine which may extend to one hundred rupees, and in the case of a continuing offence with a further fine which may extend to one hundred rupees for every day during which, after such notice as aforesaid, he is proved to have willfully and without lawful. excuse continued to disobey the direction.
(3) In case of such refusal or neglect, the conservator may do, or cause to be done, all act necessary for the purpose of carrying the direction into execution, and may hire and employ proper persons for that purpose, and all reasonable expenses incurred in doing such acts shall be recoverable by him from the person so refusing or neglecting to obey the direction.