Jurisdiction over ships lying off the coasts
488. Where any area within which any Court or Magistrate has jurisdiction, either under this Ordinance or under any other law for any purpose whatever, is situated on the coast of any sea, or abutting on or projecting into any bay, channel, lake, river, or other navigable water, every such Court or Magistrate shall have jurisdiction over any vessel being on, or lying or passing off, that coast, or being in or near that bay, channel, lake, river, or navigable water, and over all persons on board that vessel or for the time being belonging thereto, in the same manner as if the vessel or persons were within the limits of the original jurisdiction of the Court of Magistrate.
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