TITLE 25

Property

Mortgages and Other Liens

CHAPTER 37. LIENS UPON VESSELS FOR WORK, MATERIAL AND SUPPLIES


Ships and vessels of all kinds built, repaired, fitted, furnished and supplied with necessities for navigation within this State, shall be subject to a lien for all debts contracted by the builders, owners, master, agents or consignees thereof for work done or materials and supplies found or provided in the building, repairing, fitting, furnishing, supplying or equipping of the same in preference to any other debt due from the builders, masters, owners, agents or consignees thereof, except for salvage, and such debts shall be a lien upon the ship or vessel in the same manner as if the work had been done or the materials or supplies had been furnished outside of this State and in a port foreign to the home port of the ship or vessel.

22 Del. Laws, c. 208, § 1; Code 1915, § 2860; Code 1935, § 3341; 25 Del. C. 1953, § 3701.;

The lien shall continue for and during the period of 2 years next after the work is done or the materials or supplies are furnished or provided to the ship or vessel and no longer.

22 Del. Laws, c. 208, § 2; Code 1915, § 2861; Code 1935, § 3342; 25 Del. C. 1953, § 3702.;

The lien for work done or materials and supplies furnished shall exist in favor of all ship builders, ship chandlers, merchants, dealers, tradesmen and mechanics for all work done or materials and supplies furnished or provided in or about the building, repairing, fitting, furnishing, supplying or equipping of such ships or vessels.

22 Del. Laws, c. 208, § 3; Code 1915, § 2862; Code 1935, § 3343; 25 Del. C. 1953, § 3703.;