N.Y. Lien Law Section 81
Lien on vessel causing damage

When a vessel shall have sustained damage by any other vessel through the negligence or wilful misconduct of the person navigating such vessel, to the extent of fifty dollars, the owner of the damaged vessel shall have a lien, unless a lien is given therefor by maritime law, upon the vessel causing the damage, her tackle, apparel and furniture, to the extent of such damage, which shall be deemed a debt for the purposes of this article, and the master, owner, agent or consignee of the damaged vessel may enforce such lien in like manner and with like effect as in case of other liens created by this article; but a notice of the lien must be filed in the office of the clerk of the county in which such damage is sustained, and proceedings to enforce the lien must be commenced within ten days after the damage has been done, or such damage shall cease to be a lien upon such vessel. But if such damage is sustained in either of the counties of New York, Kings or Queens such notice shall be filed in the office of the clerk of the city and county of New York.

Source: Section 81 — Lien on vessel causing damage, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/LIE/81 (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Jun. 15, 2024).

Jun. 15, 2024

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