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194. General offences against discipline.-

A seaman lawfully engaged or an apprentice shall be guilty of an offence against discipline if he commits any of the following acts, namely:-

(a) if he quits the ship without leave after her arrival at her port of delivery and before she is placed in security;

(b) if he is guilty of wilful disobedience to any lawful command or neglect of duty;

(c) if he is guilty of continued wilful disobedience to lawful commands or continued wilful neglect of duty;

(d) if he assaults the master or any other 1[officer of or a seaman or an apprentice belonging to, the ship];

(e) if he combines with any of the crew to disobey lawful commands or to neglect duty or to impede the navigation of the ship or retard the progress of the voyage;

(f) if he willfully damages his ship or commits criminal misappropriation or breach of trust in respect of, or willfully damages any of, her stores or cargo.

Merchant Shipping (Amendment) Act, 1986 Back

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