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SECTION 81
Lien on vessel causing damage
Lien (LIE) CHAPTER 33, ARTICLE 4
§ 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.