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(P. No. 1-1901.)

1. This Ordinance may be cited as "The Marine Discipline Short title. Ordinance," and applies to the Colony and Protectorate.

2. In this Ordinance


"Ship" shall mean and include every description of vessel tion of terms.
used in river navigation, except ocean-going ships and
vessels or canoes of native manufacture.

"Crew" shall mean and include masters, mates, pilots,
engineers, stokers, deck-hands, and all persons engaged
in the navigation or service of any ship.

"Voyage" shall mean and include the period from the date
of the entry of the starting of a ship in the ship's log to
the date when the ship's log is handed over to the
employer or his agent and the voyage terminates.

even when

3. Persons serving in the crew of a ship shall complete any Voyage must voyage which the ship may be engaged in making when the period be completed of their agreement expires: Provided that persons serving after the period of the term of their agreement has expired shall be paid up to the date engagement of the termination of the voyage at the rate stipulated for under has come to the terms of their agreement.

Any person failing to comply with the provisions of this section. shall be liable on conviction to the penalty provided in section 6 of this Ordinance.

an end.

4. Any person serving in the crew of any ship who shall by Penalty for breach of duty, neglect, or by reason of drunkenness endanger the breach of duty ship or the life and limb of any person on board the ship shall be and neglect liable on conviction to a penalty not exceeding fifty pounds, or to danger. imprisonment for a period not exceeding six months.



or cargo.

5. Any person serving in the crew of any ship who shall Illegal carry any passengers or cargo upon the said ship without the carrying of authority of his employer shall be liable on conviction to pay passengers the passage or freight of any passengers or cargo so carried, and shall be liable in addition to a penalty not exceeding ten pounds, or to imprisonment for a period not exceeding two months.

Offences and penalties.

Place of trial.

Who may


6. Any person serving in the crew of any ship who—
(1.) Having entered into an agreement to serve in the crew of
any ship, fails to enter upon his employment;
(2.) Deserts, or without leave or lawful cause absents himself
from duty;

(3.) Is intoxicated during working hours;

(4.) Refuses without reasonable excuse therefor to obey orders or the order of any person placed by his employer in authority over him;

(5.) Brawls or creates a disturbance after being warned by his employer or someone placed by his employer in authority over him to desist;

(6.) Uses abusive or insulting language, calculated to provoke a breach of the peace, to his employer or any person placed by his employer in authority over him;

(7.) Wilfully does any act tending to the loss, damage, or serious risk of his employer's property;

(8.) Refuses or omits, without reasonable excuse therefor, to do any act proper and requisite to be done by him for preserving his employer's property;

shall upon conviction be liable to a penalty not exceeding five pounds, or to imprisonment for a period not exceeding one month.

7. When a person is accused of any offence under this Ordinance, he may be tried in any place where he is or to which he may be brought.

8. Any proceeding under this Ordinance may be taken either by proceedings. the employer or by any person placed in authority over the person charged with any offence thereunder.



(No. 13 of 1901, P. No. 21 of 1901
and amendments.)

Establishment and Constitution of Southern Nigeria Regiment.

1. This Ordinance Force Ordinance."

be cited as may

66 The West African Frontier Short title.

2. In this Ordinance, unless the context otherwise requires,


"Governor" includes any officer administering the govern-
ment of the Colony.

(2) "Officer" means an officer commissioned or in pay as an
officer in His Majesty's Imperial or Colonial Forces, or
any arm, branch, or part thereof. Warrant and other
officers holding honorary commissions are officers within
the meaning of this Ordinance.


"Non-commissioned officer" includes an acting non-com-
missioned officer, and a schoolmaster and an enlisted

(4) "Soldier" does not include an officer as above-defined, but
includes every other person subject to this Ordinance
during the time that he is so subject.

(5) "Superior officer" when used in relation to a soldier, includes all officers and non-commissioned officers.

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(6) Military decoration" means any medal, clasp, good conduct badge, or decoration.


"Military reward" means any gratuity for long service or
good conduct; it also includes any good conduct pay or
any other military pecuniary reward.

(8) "Enemy" includes all armed mutineers, armed rebels,
armed rioters, and pirates.

(9) "Private" and "Privates" wherever either of these words appears in sections 6, 9, 18, 19, 20, 22, 23, 27, 28, 29, 30 (b), 30 (c), 31, 56, 57, 58, 61, 63 and 64, shall include Artillery and Maxim-Gun Carriers, Grooms and Grasscutters who shall be subject to all the provisions set out and contained in the said sections and any amendments thereof.

(10) "District Commissioner " includes any Officer in charge of a District.

Interpretation of terms.

(11) "Colony" includes the Protectorate as limited and defined by His Majesty's Order in Council of the 16th day of February, 1906, or any Order adding to or amending the


(12) "Unit" means battalion of Infantry or battery of Artillery.

3. This Ordinance is divided into four parts, relating to the following subject matters; that is to say:

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of regiment.

Duties of regiment.

Appointment of officer, &c.


4. The Southern Nigeria Regiment of the West African Frontier Force shall consist of two battalions of Infantry, comprising such a number of companies, and one battery of Artillery, comprising such a number of sections as the Governor may from time to time direct.

5. The Southern Nigeria Regiment of the West African Frontier Force is charged with the defence of the Colony, with the maintenance of order, and with such other duties as may be from time to time defined by the Governor; and it shall be lawful for him

(a) At any time and for any such purpose as His Majesty, through one of his principal Secretaries of State, may direct, to order that the Regiment or any part thereof shall be employed out of and beyond the Colony:

(b) To order, on the recommendation of the commanding officer, that any non-commissioned officers or privates of the Regiment shall proceed to the United Kingdom for the purpose of undergoing instruction or training or for other duty or employment.

6. It shall be lawful for the Governor to appoint an officer with the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel to command the Regiment, and a sufficient number of officers, non-commissioned officers, and privates, who shall all stand with each other in order of precedence and command as they have been here named; also a pay and quartermaster, and such other officers or non-commissioned officers performing special duties as may be necessary; and the Governor may from time to time fill up all vacancies that may occur from removal, death, absence, incapacity, or other cause, by promotions or fresh appointments, and may at any time enrol fit men as privates of the Regiment, and every such enrolment shall be an appointment under this Ordinance.

7. Officers of the same rank shall stand with each other in order Precedence of of precedence and command in accordance with any order which officers. may be signified by any of His Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, and where no such order is signified, then according to their seniority reckoned by the dates of their respective appointments to the rank in the British Army for the time being held by them.

8. The officer commanding the Regiment, subject to the orders Duty of and directions of the Governor, shall have the command, direction, commanding and general superintendence of the Regiment, including appointments, promotions, and reductions in the native ranks.



9. The officers of the Regiment when posted to any station or Duties of district, shall be charged with the command, direction, and superintendence of the non-commissioned officers and privates of the Regiment from time to time posted within such station or district, subject to the orders of the officer commanding the Regiment and of the Governor. When not posted to a station or district the officers shall have such command and such duties as their commanding officer, subject to the orders of the Governor, may direct.


10. The officer commanding the Regiment shall be charged with Responsiand be accountable for all public stores of whatever description bility of belonging or appertaining thereto in case of their being lost, spoiled, officer for or damaged otherwise than by unavoidable accident, theft, robbery, stores. or actual service.

for stores.

11. Every officer in command of any detachment of the Regi- Responsiment shall be charged with the arms, accoutrements, ammunition, bility of clothing, and all other public stores, and with all public moneys manding issued and delivered for the use of the detachment of the Regi- detachments ment under his command, and shall account for such arms, accoutrements, ammunition, clothing, and stores to his commanding officer in case of their being lost, spoiled, or damaged otherwise than by unavoidable accident, theft, robbery, or actual service and to the paymaster of his battalion for such public moneys in case of their being lost otherwise than by unavoidable accident, theft, or robbery.


12. The pay and quarter-master of the Regiment shall be Duty and recharged with all monetary transactions in connection with it, and sponsibility be responsible for all public moneys entrusted to his care or that of pay and shall come into his possession. He shall have the immediate masters. custody of, and account to his commanding officer for, all spare arms, accoutrements, clothing, necessaries, ammunition, and other Government stores appertaining to the Regiment not issued for service, and he shall issue the same upon the requisition of his

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