Provision

Whoever navigates any vessel in a manner so rash or negligent as to endanger human life, or to be likely to cause hurt or injury to any other person, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to six months, or with fine which may extend to one thousand rupees, or with both.


Simply put

Rash or negligent navigation of a vessel has been made an offence under this section. The section states that whoever navigates any vessel in such a rash or negligent manner as to endanger human life, or is likely to cause hurt or injury to any person, shall be punished with simple or rigorous imprisonment for a term extending up to six months, or with fine extending up to one thousand rupees, or with both.



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