Powers of commanding officers in respect of summary trial
102. (1) Subject to the provisions of this section, a sailor may be summarily tried by the officer in command of the naval ship or naval establishment to which the offender belongs either at the time of the commission of the offence or at the time of the trial, and may be awarded such punishment as may be prescribed.
(2) This section applies to every offence under this Ordinance other than an offence punishable with death.
(3) A commanding officer shall not have power under this section to award a sentence of imprisonment or detention for any term exceeding three months.
(4) The power conferred by sub-section (1) on the officer in command of a ship or establishment may, subject to rules be exercised,-
(a) in respect of persons on board a single tender or boat which is absent from the ship or establishment on detached service, by the officer in command of that tender or boat;
(b) in respect of persons on board any one of two or more tenders or boats which are absent as aforesaid on detached service in company or acting together, by the officer in immediate command of those tenders or boats;
(c) in respect of other persons absent from the ship or establishment on detached service either on shore or elsewhere, by the officer in immediate command of those persons; and
(d) in respect of [sailors] attached to or serving with any body of the regular army or the air force under prescribed conditions, by the commanding officer of any such body.
(5) The power conferred on any officer by sub-section (1) or sub-section (4) may be delegated by that officer to any other officer to such extent and subject to such conditions as may be prescribed.