46 U.S.C. § 31342 - Establishing maritime liens

Cite as:46 U.S.C. § 31342
Currency:Current through P.L. 116-135 (03/26/2020)
 
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(a) Except as provided in subsection (b) of this section, a person providing necessaries to a vessel on the order of the owner or a person authorized by the owner-

(1) has a maritime lien on the vessel;

(2) may bring a civil action in rem to enforce the lien; and

(3) is not required to allege or prove in the action that credit was given to the vessel.

(b) This section does not apply to a public vessel.

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