CCLME.ORG - HNC Chapter 4 (commencing with HNC 300) Div.2
Loading (50 kb)...'
State
California
HNC Sec 300-308 OFFENSES (NAVIGATION
)

HARBORS AND NAVIGATION CODE
SECTION 300-308





300. Every person who wilfully and maliciously cuts, breaks,
injures, sinks, or sets adrift any vessel of less than ten gross
tons, which is the property of another, is guilty of a misdemeanor.



301. Every person who wilfully and maliciously cuts, breaks, or
injures any vessel of ten gross tons and upwards, which is the
property of another, is guilty of a misdemeanor.



302. Every person who wilfully and maliciously sinks or sets adrift
any vessel of ten gross tons and upwards, which is the property of
another, is guilty of a felony.



303. Every person who wilfully and maliciously burns, injures, or
destroys any part of, of the whole of any pile or raft of wood,
plank, boards, or other lumber, or cuts loose or sets adrift any such
raft or part of a raft, which is the property of another, is guilty
of a misdemeanor.



304. Every person in command or charge of any vessel, who, within
this state, willfully wrecks, sinks, or otherwise injures or destroys
it or any of its cargo, or willfully permits the same to be wrecked,
sunk, or otherwise injured or destroyed, with intent to prejudice or
defraud any person, is punishable by imprisonment in the state
prison for two, three, or four years.



305. Every person, other than those embraced within the last
section who is guilty of any act specified in that section, is
punishable by imprisonment in the state prison.



306. Every person who prepares, makes, or subscribes any false or
fraudulent manifest, invoice, bill of lading, ship's register, or
protest, with intent to defraud another, is punishable by
imprisonment in the state prison.


307. Every person who moors any vessel to, or hangs on with a
vessel to, or who wilfully removes, damages, or destroys, any buoy or
beacon, placed by competent authority in any navigable waters of
this State, is guilty of a misdemeanor.


308. Every person who moors any vessel of any kind, to any buoy or
beacon placed in the waters of California by authority of the United
States Coast Guard, or who in any manner hangs on to the same, with
any vessel, or who willfully removes, damages, or destroys any such
buoy or beacon, or any part thereof, or who cuts down, removes,
damages, or destroys any beacon or beacons erected on land in this
state by that authority, is, for every offense, guilty of a
misdemeanor, punishable by a fine not exceeding one thousand dollars
($1,000), or by imprisonment not exceeding six months.