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MARAD Wavier Explained
Maritime Documentation Center 12/27/18
Of all of the different forms on our vessel documentation services site, the MARAD Waiver, or the MARAD Small Vessel Waiver Program, specifically, is one that we get the most questions about. To be clear, this is not a kind of vessel documentation that will apply to all that many boat owners. That being said, at Marine Documentation Services, we

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Preferred Ship Mortgage Explained
Maritime Documentation Center 12/26/18
The “Preferred Ship Mortgage” is one of the ways that you can go about securing boat loans. Typically, this particular kind of mortgage is for vessels that are over 26 feet in length. For boats that are smaller than that, the title and a notation of the security interest recorded on the title should be enough to protect the lender.

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Abstract of Title Vessel Documentation
Maritime Documentation Center 12/22/18
“Abstract of Title” vessel documents are important documents to acquire, particularly when you’re going about the process of buying a boat. These are documents you’re definitely going to want to look at for a variety of reasons. As with many of the forms that you can find at our site, the “legalese” in the documents can make them a bit

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About USCG Satisfaction of Mortgage Form
Maritime Documentation Center 12/20/18
One thing we’ve learned over the years about USCG documentation forms: they weren’t named with regular people in mind. It’s been our experience that most people who own boats would much rather be on their boats than filling out some form. These are legal forms, designed by lawyers and legislators, so they can be a bit confusing for even someone

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USCG Documentation Forms and Winter Safety
Maritime Documentation Center 12/18/18
All year long, we provide you with USCG documentation forms and service. That means that we have all of the Certificates of Documentation, Change of Vessel Name or Hailing Port files and the like that you could ever be looking for. One thing we always want to emphasize is safe boating. Being out on a boat any time of year

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Great Time of Year for USCG Documentation
Maritime Documentation Center 12/15/18
The winter months in the United States can be difficult for boaters. You may want to go out on your vessel as you did in the summer only for it to be too cold to do. Or, maybe you do go out on your vessel but you have to put on so many layers of clothes that it takes too

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

CASE PROCESSING REPORT AS OF FEBRUARY 08 2019

  • COMMERCIAL FISH INITIAL - 15JAN19
  • COMMERCIAL FISH (EXCHANGE, RETURN TO DOC, REINSTATEMENT, REPLACEMENT) - 03JAN19
  • COMMERCIAL INITIAL - 10JAN19
  • COMMERCIAL (EXCHANGE, RETURN TO DOC, REINSTATEMENT, REPLACEMENT) - 07JAN19
  • RECREATIONAL INITIAL - 20NOV18
  • RECREATIONAL (EXCHANGE, RETURN TO DOC, REINSTATEMENT, REPLACEMENT) - 20NOV18
  • MORTGAGES & RELATED INSTRUMENTS - 01OCT18
  • NOTICE OF CLAIM OF LIENS - 08FEB18
  • SATISFACTIONS - 12JUN18
  • DELETIONS WITH FEES - 16JAN19
  • CERTIFICATES OF OWNERSHIP - 16JAN19
  • RESEARCH (INCLUDING COMPLEX) - 16JAN19
  • ABSTRACT PROCESSING (INCLUDING ABSTRACT PENDING REVIEW) - 16JAN19
  • RENEWALS (INCLUDING WITH CHANGES) - 16JAN19
  • THE NVDC WEEKLY BACKLOG REPORT IS A GENERAL GUIDE ONLY.  THE DATES LISTED ABOVE ARE THE APPROXIMATE FILING DATES FOR PAPERWORK CURRENTLY BEING PROCESSED FOR THAT PARTICULAR WORK CATEGORY.
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