Property Subject to a Maritime Lien
Maritime liens can only be asserted against vessels in navigation. Thus, a vessel under construction, or one that has permanently been withdrawn from navigation, is not subject to a maritime lien. On the other hand, a vessel temporarily withdrawn from navigation for repairs or other reasons is still considered in navigation and is subject to a lien. Maritime liens generally attach to the entire vessel, which may include its fishing gear, furniture, electronics, machinery, cargo and many other types of property.