2A:44-59. Debt continuing lien upon vessel; preferences
A debt contracted by an owner of a vessel within this State, shall be a continuing lien upon the vessel and her apparel until paid, for:
a. Labor performed or materials or articles furnished in this State for the building, repairing, fitting, furnishing or equipping the vessel in this State at the time when the same was performed or were furnished; or
b. Supplies, provisions and stores furnished within this State for the use of the vessel; or
C. Towing, wharfage and drydockage of the vessel and the expenses of keeping the same in storage in port in water or on land, including expenses incurred in taking care of and employing persons to watch the vessel.
The lien shall be preferred to all other liens on the vessel, except mariner’s wageS.
Amended by L.1976, C. 55, S.1, eff. July 27, 1976.
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