In this Chapter, unless the context otherwise requires‐
"crew" includes masters, mates, pilots, engineers, stokers, deckhands and all persons engaged in the navigation or service of the ship;
"Government" means the government of the Federation and includes a State government;
[L.N. 112 of 1964.]
"passenger steamer" means every steamship carrying one or more persons other than the crew, and the owner, his family, friends and servants;
"ship" includes every description of vessel in the service of the Government and every passenger steamer employed in local navigation on the inland and territorial waters of Nigeria.
Section 500 of the Criminal Code Act in Nigeria