Alaska Statutes.
Title 30. Navigation, Harbors, and Shipping
Chapter 30. Abandoned and Derelict Vessels
Section 120. When Vessel Abandoned.
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AS 30.30.120. When Vessel Abandoned.

A vessel is abandoned on the premises of a vessel repair business when all of the following conditions have been satisfied:

(1) the service requested or required by a person whose vessel is towed or brought to a vessel repair business, including but not limited to towing and rendering estimates of the cost of repairs, has been performed;

(2) no authorization is given to perform any further service with respect to the vessel, but the vessel is left on the repair business premises;

(3) the owner of the repair business or the business owner's authorized representative has given notice by registered or certified mail, with a return receipt, to the registered owner of the vessel at the address on record at the vessel repair business and the address on record in a state department or the United States Coast Guard, and to any person with a recorded interest in the vessel, stating that if the vessel is not repossessed within 30 days after the mailing of the notice it will be sold or disposed of; the notice also must contain a description of the vessel and its location, and it need not be sent to an owner or a person with an unrecorded interest in the vessel whose name or address cannot be determined; and

(4) the vessel is not repossessed within the 30-day period specified in (3) of this section.

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