453. Certain persons deemed to be public servants.-
The following persons shall be deemed to be public servants within the meaning of section 21 of the Indian Penal Code (45 of 1860), namely:-
(a) every surveyor;
(b) every judge, assessor or other person acting under Part XII;
(c) every person appointed under this Act to report information as to shipping casualties;
(d) every person authorised under this Act to make any investigation or inquiry under Part X and all persons whom he calls to his aid;
(e) every person directed to make an investigation into an explosion or fire on a ship under section 388;
(f) every other officer or person appointed under this Act to perform any functions thereunder.