You are so excited about summer coming, and you anticipate spending many days out on your boat, soaking up the sun, enjoying the waters, swimming, fishing, and traveling to wherever you want to go. Maybe this year you finally take that extended trip you have wanted to take down the coast or to some tropical location. As you work to prepare your vessel for the new year, making sure any small repairs or maintenance is taken care of, you take a casual glance at your Certificate of Documentation (COD) that you have from the Coast Guard and notice the date. You see that your certificate has expired recently and you start to panic. You cannot believe you forgot about it, and you worry about the delays this can cause you. You need to know what to do if you have forgotten about your U.S. Coast Guard vessel renewal so that you can get it done and have an up-to-date and valid certificate.
How to Get a Renewal
If you need to renew your documentation and it has expired within the past thirty days, you can fill out a renewal application and submit it to the National Vessel Documentation Center (NVDC) so that you can get your renewal. If it has been longer than thirty days, there is a different form you will need to use that allows you to apply for reinstatement of your documentation. In either case, you will need to submit your completed application, along with the fees associated with processing, to the Coast Guard and then await approval, so you get your new certificate for the year.
A Faster Way for Renewal
You may worry that it will take a long time to get your U.S. Coast Guard vessel renewal and this may cause you to cancel trips or put off sailing because you do not want to risk being in the water and getting hit with a hefty fine. At Maritime Documentation Center, we can help you avoid these potential problems. You can access the renewal forms that you need right on our website so that you can fill everything out and file quickly, with experts checking your information, so you know it will be correct. Our system is safe, secure, and hassle-free so that you can send in your renewal application or reinstatement application without a fuss and get results.
Never Forget Renewal Again
Here at Maritime Documentation Center, we not only offer help with your U.S. Coast Guard vessel renewal for this year, but you can set up automatic renewal with us for up to five years so you will not have to worry about forgetting for years to come. Head over to the renewal form page on our site so you can get started right away. It takes just a few minutes to fill out the form and send in your files and payment, and we can get started on your application right away so that you will not have to worry or wait to enjoy your vessel.