S. 70D(1) amended
by Nos 49/1991 s. 119(1)
(Sch. 2 item 39), 48/1997
s. 60(1)(Sch. 1 item 51).
(1) Any person who is found in Victoria on board any vessel equipped for the purposes of piracy shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on conviction upon indictment to level 6 imprisonment (5 years maximum).
(2) It shall be a defence to a charge under subsection (1) if the person charged proves—
(a) that he was not on board the vessel willingly; or
(b) that he did not know that the vessel was equipped for the purposes of piracy.
Pt 1 Div. 2 (Heading) substituted by No. 8425 s. 2(1)(a).
Division 2—Theft and similar or associated offences
S. 71 amended by No. 8280 s. 7, substituted by No. 8425 s. 2(1)(b).