Attorney Stephen Koerting Presents at Maine Harbor Masters Annual Training

On March 2, 2022, KRZ Attorney Stephen Koerting presented at the Maine Harbor Masters Association’s 37th Annual Conference and Training at Maine Maritime Academy in Castine, Maine. The Annual Conference is the exclusive statewide training for harbor masters, attended by harbor masters and deputies harbor masters from all corners of the State of Maine who are required by state law to attend a training course within a year of their appointment and complete at least 8 hours of continuing education every 3 years. The Annual Conference typically takes place over the course of three days and includes over a dozen sessions on various instructive topics including aquaculture training, ice breaking, coast guard reporting, evasive species, marine mammals, mooring assembly, water deaths, drowning, border protection, submerged lands, and dredging.

Attorney Koerting gave the first presentation of the Conference on law updates affecting harbor masters, leading a lively discussion on current events and legal topics including enforcement of COVID policies, effects on staffing, the recent influx of homebuyers from away, mooring fees and allocations to non-residents, shorefront moorings, municipal dock and mooring systems, removal of navigational hazards, injuries at municipal piers, and liability and immunity.