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63B. General offences against discipline.-

If any person employed or engaged in any capacity on board a mechanically propelled vessel commits any of the following offences, he shall be guilty of an offence against discipline and he shall be liable to be punished summarily as follows:-

(a) if he quits the mechanically propelled vessel without leave after her arrival at the port or ghat or port or ghat of delivery, he shall be liable to forfeit out of his wages a sum not exceeding one month's pay;

(b) if he is guilty of wilful disobedience to any lawful command or neglect of duty, he shall be liable to forfeit out of his wages a sum not exceeding two da ys' pay;

(c) if he is guilty of continued wilful disobedience to lawful command or continued wilful neglect of duty, he shall be liable to imprisonment which may extend to one month and also to forfeit over every twenty-four hours continuance of disobedience or neglect either a sum not exceeding six days' pay or any expenses properly incurred in hiring a substitute;

(d) if he assaults the master or any other officer of the vessel, he shall be liable to imprisonment for a term which may extend to three months or with fine which may extend to five hundred rupees, or with both;

(e) if he combines with any of the officers to disobey to lawful commands or to neglect duty or to impede the navigation of the vessel or retard the progress of the voyage, he shall be liable to imprisonment for a term which may extend to three months or with fine which may extend to five hundred rupees, or with both;

(f) if he wilfully damages his mechanically propelled vessel or commits criminal misappropriation or breach of trust in respect of or wilful damages to any of her stores or cargo, he shall be liable to forfeit out of his wages a sum equal to the loss sustained and also imprisonment which may extend to three months.



Inland Vessels Act, 1917 Back




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