Provision

Whoever commits mischief to any decked vessel or any vessel of a burden of twenty tons or upwards, intending to destroy or render unsafe, or knowing it to be likely that he will thereby destroy or render unsafe, that vessel, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to ten years, and shall also be liable to fine.


Simply put

Anyone who commits mischief to any covered vessel or any other vessel weighing twenty tons or above with an intention to destroy or make it unsafe or knowing it to be likely that the vessel will be destroyed or won’t be safe then such an offender shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to ten years, and shall also be liable to fine.



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