the National Documentation Center

The Role of the National Documentation Center

If you are the new owner of a large pleasure craft like a yacht, or you recently purchased a commercial vessel for your business, you will want to familiarize yourself with the Coast Guard’s regulations and rules as they apply to documentation for your vessel. All commercial vessels in the United States are required by…

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get coast guard vessel documentation

Do You Need to Get Coast Guard Vessel Documentation?

It is always a sweet experience for you to sign the papers that give you possession of your first large pleasure vessel or commercial vessel. The thought of spending days on the water vacationing or operating your own business on the water is thrilling to you, and you cannot wait to get started. Before you…

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the uscg documentation number

What Is The USCG Documentation Number?

The USCG documentation number is the official number (ON) of a documented vessel. It stays with the boat for its lifetime. In some states, they allow state registration and federal documentation. Other states, however, do not let vessels to be identified as both a state registered and federally documented. However, if you live in a state…

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Service To Renew USCG Documentation

Use A Marine Documentation Service To Renew USCG Documentation

A USCG documentation is a requirement for vessels that engaged in certain trades. It can also serve as a proof of ship nationality. Plus, it enables the ship to be subject to Preferred Mortgages. However, the USCG does not provide certification to any ship. It requires the boat to be at least five net tons to…

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