Power of Receiver to suppress, plunder and disorder by force
452. (1) Whenever a vessel is wrecked, stranded or in distress as aforesaid, and any person plunders, creates disorder or obstructs the preservation of the vessel or of the ship-wrecked persons or of the cargo or equipment of the vessel, the Receiver of Wreck may take such steps and use such force as he may consider necessary for the suppression of any such plundering, disorder or obstruction, and may, for that purpose, command any person to assist him.
(2) If any person is killed, maimed, or hurt by reason of his Resisting the Receiver or any person acting under the orders of the Receiver in the execution of his duties under this Chapter, neither the Receiver nor the person acting under his orders shall be liable to any punishment, or to pay any damages by reason of the person being so killed, maimed or hurt.
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