Abstract of Title

An Abstract of Title for Overseas: the Foreign Vessel Title Search Request

Have you been researching a vessel that’s somewhere other than America and aren’t sure what information you can trust? Did you try filing an “Abstract of Title” on a boat in the United Kingdom and find that it isn’t applicable? This is something that happens more often than you might think. At the Maritime Documentation…

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MARAD waiver

What is the MARAD Waiver and How to Apply?

There are certain specific regulations that United States law has in place for the sake of domestic commerce. In the interest of prioritizing American vessel-owners and United States-built vessels, for example, the Maritime Administration has certain protections in place to regulate who has primer access to commerce between domestic ports. It’s because of this that…

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What is USCG Documentation

What is USCG Documentation? And Other Questions Answered

“So what is USCG documentation? Do I really need it for my vessel?” Of all the questions we’re asked by prospective customers at the Maritime Documentation Center, some version of those might be the most common that we’re asked. For one, it’s important to define what this documentation is not. It’s not registration for your…

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Abstract of Title

What is an Abstract of Title and Other Maritime Registration Questions

An abstract of title refers to the record of all documents that have been submitted to the United States Coast Guard for one particular vessel. This abstract will only list the information that has been provided to the Coast Guard during the time the boat in question was registered, which means that there are probably…

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