SECTION 1. Chapter 91 of the General Laws shall be amended by striking out Section 43A and inserting in place thereof:-
Section 43A. If an abandoned vessel or an unlawful or unauthorized structure or thing is deposited or suffered to remain in the tide waters of the commonwealth, or if such a vessel has been grounded within the limits of a harbor or on the shores of the commonwealth, the department shall move it or cause it to be removed, after which time the department may become a claimant and apply for title from the office, in accordance with sections 40 to 43, inclusive.
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