Keeping Order in Passenger ships
233. Offences in connection with passenger ships.-
(1) If, in the case of a ship for which a certificate of survey has been granted under this Part,-
(a) any person being drunk or disorderly has been on that account refused admission thereto by the owner or any person in his employ and, after having the amount of his fare (if he has paid it) returned or tendered to him, nevertheless persists in attempting to enter the ship;
(b) any person being drunk or disorderly on board the ship is requested by the owner or any person in his employ to leave the ship at any place in India at which he can conveniently do so, and after having the amount of his fare (if he has paid it) returned or tendered to him, does not comply with the request;
(c) any person on board the ship after warning by the master or other officer thereof, molests or continues to molest any passenger;
(d) any person having gone on board the ship at any place and being requested, on account of the ship being full, by the owner or any person in his employ to leave the ship, before it has departed from that place, and having had the amount of his fare (if he has paid it) returned or tendered to him, does not comply with that request;
(e) any person travels or attempts to travel in the ship without first paying his fare and with intent to avoid payment thereof;
(f) any person on arriving in the ship at the place for which he has paid his fare knowingly and wilfully refuses or neglects to quit the ship;
(g) any person on board the ship fails when requested by the master or other officer thereof either to pay his fare or to exhibit such ticket or other receipt, if any, showing the payment of his fare as is usually given to persons travelling by and paying fare for the ship;
he shall be guilty of an offence under this sub-section.
(2) No person on board any such ship shall wilfully do or cause to be done anything in such a manner as to obstruct or injure any part of the machinery or tackle of the ship or to obstruct, impede or molest the crew or any of them in the navigation or management of the ship or otherwise in the execution of their duty on or about the ship.
(3) The master or other officer of any such ship and all persons called by him to his assistance may, without warrant, detain any person who commits any offence under this section and whose name and address are unknown to the master or officer and convey the offender with all convenient dispatch before the 1[nearest Judicial Magistrate of the first class or the Metropolitan Magistrate as the case may be,] to be dealt with according to law.