V C Section 9916.7 Liability Discharge upon Transfer
Liability Discharge upon Transfer
9916.7. (a) If the department makes a transfer pursuant to Section 9916.5, the department is discharged from all liability, whether or not the transfer is consistent with the beneficial ownership of the vessel transferred.
(b) The protection provided by subdivision (a) does not extend to a transfer made after the department has been served with a court order restraining the transfer. No other notice or information shown to have been available to the department shall affect its right to the protection afforded by subdivision (a).
(c) The protection provided by this section has no bearing on the rights of parties in disputes between themselves or their successors concerning the beneficial ownership of the vessel.
(d) The protection provided by this section is in addition to, and not exclusive of, any other protection provided to the department by any other provision of law.