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Section 57 Crimes Act 1900
Assault on Persons Preserving Wreck

Section 57 of the Crimes Act 1900 is Assault on Persons Preserving Wreck and is extracted below.

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The Legislation

Section 57 of the Crimes Act 1900 deals with the offence of ‘Assault on Persons Preserving Wreck’ and reads as follows:

57 Assault on Persons Preserving Wreck

Whosoever wounds, strikes, or assaults, any person while in the execution of his or her duty concerning the preservation of a vessel in distress, or any vessel or effects, stranded, or cast on shore, or lying under water, with intent to obstruct him or her, or thereby in fact obstructing him or her in the execution of such duty, shall be liable to imprisonment for seven years.

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