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The Importance of The USCG Documented Vessel List
Maritime Documentation Service 09/13/20
When you are in the process of buying a boat, you are likely to find that the dealer will ask you if you would like to document your vessel with the US Coast Guard. This is one way to provide yourself with protection while in US waters, but you may be torn between choosing to register with the state, and

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How to Conduct A Coast Guard Documented Vessel Search by Owner
Maritime Documentation Service 09/10/20
When you want to find out more information about a vessel before you buy, it is standard practice to search for the name of the vessel using the USCG website. There are a few ways in which you can look for more information on the boat, however conducting a Coast Guard documented vessel search by owner is currently not possible,

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What Is A Documented Vessel and What Does It Mean For Ship Owners?
Maritime Documentation Service 09/07/20
When you are the owner of a new vessel, you might want to know more about its history and previous owners.  In order to do this, it is important that you understand exactly what is a documented vessel, what such a document can tell you about your boat, and what it means for you as the new ship owner. By

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Complete the Preferred Ship Mortgage Form with Our Help
Maritime Documentation Service 09/04/20
Do you need to take out a loan before you can afford to buy a vessel? If so, then you might want to think about taking out a particular type of mortgage known as a preferred ship mortgage. This is a great way to protect your vessel and make sure that you can get the loan that you need for

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How to Make Use of The Documented Vessel Number
Maritime Documentation Service 09/01/20
When you register your vessel with the US Coast Guard, you will receive an official number which establishes that the ship is fully documented. This number belongs to the boat for the rest of its lifetime, and this means that you need to display it so that it can be found easily by the Coast Guard and others, should they

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A Place for USCG Forms That’s Always Open and Accessible
Maritime Documentation Service 08/28/20
Do you need to fill out one or more USCG forms, but it feels like you can just never find the time? Have you sat down to complete any form of Coast Guard documentation, only to procrastinate and procrastinate until you don’t get it done? That doesn’t mean there’s something wrong with you, rather, there’s something wrong with wherever you’re

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

CASE PROCESSING REPORT AS OF AUGUST 28, 2020


  • COMMERCIAL FISH INITIAL - 28AUG20
  • COMMERCIAL FISH (EXCHANGE, RETURN TO DOC, REINSTATEMENT, REPLACEMENT) - 21AUG20
  • COMMERCIAL INITIAL - 21AUG20
  • COMMERCIAL (EXCHANGE, RETURN TO DOC, REINSTATEMENT, REPLACEMENT) - 21AUG20
  • RECREATIONAL INITIAL - 21JUL20
  • RECREATIONAL (EXCHANGE, RETURN TO DOC, REINSTATEMENT, REPLACEMENT) - 21JUL20
  • MORTGAGES & RELATED INSTRUMENTS - 25JUN19
  • NOTICE OF CLAIM OF LIENS - 16JAN19
  • SATISFACTIONS - 03SEP19
  • DELETIONS WITH FEES - 04AUG20
  • CERTIFICATES OF OWNERSHIP - 21AUG20
  • RESEARCH (INCLUDING COMPLEX) - 27AUG20
  • ABSTRACT PROCESSING (INCLUDING ABSTRACT PENDING REVIEW) - 20AUG20
  • RENEWALS (INCLUDING WITH CHANGES) - 25AUG20
  • THE NVDC WEEKLY CASE PROCESSING 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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