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§ 8-725.2. Abandonment of vessel upon waters prohibited

West's Annotated Code of MarylandNatural ResourcesEffective: June 1, 2019

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Natural Resources
Title 8. Waters (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 7. State Boat Act (Refs & Annos)
Effective: June 1, 2019
MD Code, Natural Resources, § 8-725.2
Formerly cited as MD NAT RES § 8-725.1
§ 8-725.2. Abandonment of vessel upon waters prohibited
In general
(a) A person may not abandon, as defined in § 8-721 of this subtitle, any vessel upon any waters of the State.
Owner considered one who abandoned vessel
(b) The last known registered owner shown on the certificate of title issued under § 8-715 of this subtitle shall be considered:
(1) The prima facie owner of a vessel at the time the vessel was abandoned; and
(2) The person who abandoned the vessel.
Fines and penalties
(c)(1) Any person who violates any provision of this section is guilty of a misdemeanor. Upon conviction, the person is subject to a fine not exceeding $1,000 or imprisonment not exceeding 6 months, or both.
(2) Any person found guilty of a second or subsequent violation of any provision of this section is subject to a fine not exceeding $2,000 or imprisonment not exceeding 1 year, or both.
(3) Any person who violates any provision of this section is liable to the State for the cost of removal of the vessel.
(4) The provisions of this section do not apply to a vessel wrecked through an act of God or negligence of a third party.

Credits

Added as Natural Resources § 8-725.1 by Acts 1977, c. 511. Amended by Acts 1985, c. 670; Acts 1990, c. 6, § 2. Renumbered as Natural Resources § 725.2 by Acts 2019, c. 747, § 1, eff. June 1, 2019.
MD Code, Natural Resources, § 8-725.2, MD NAT RES § 8-725.2
Current through legislation effective through May 9, 2024, from the 2024 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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