If you have been immersed in the boating industry for a while, you must be aware by now that the United States Coast Guard is the guvernamental administration in charge of the regulation of maritime activity, particularly at a federal level. They do so with the help of the National Vessel Documentation Center, which issues the different ship documentation. The Maritime Documentation Center, on the other hand, helps you to access all of this paperwork from the comfort of your house. Find out how in this article!
The Certificate of Documentation from the USCG
The certificate of documentation is a great deal of the United States Coast Guard documentation. When your vessel exceeds 5 net tons of weight you have the option of getting the USCG documentation (or not, if you are a commercial vessel, it is mandatory for you to get it). This will let you have access to preferred ship mortgages, display your vessel name on the outside of the boat instead of the state registration, and easily enter and leave foreign ports. Once the USCG approves your application, you get your own certificate of documentation. This process is called “Initial” on our site.
After you’ve got your certificate of documentation, it is your responsibility to renew it, reinstate it, replace it, delete it, get a certified copy, and change the address of it or hailing port or name, according to your ship documentation needs. Keep in mind that this type of paperwork works at a federal level. This means you will still need to comply with the respective state requirements.
Ship Documentation you can Get at Our Site
Apart from the USCG ship documentation we have been talking about, the Maritime Documentation Center can help you get many other certifications. Change of endorsement, preferred ship mortgage and its satisfaction or release, Marad Small Vessel Waiver, Notice of Claim of Lien, Foreign Vessel Title Search Request, among others.
The good news is that our site, as we said, lets you get any of these documents online. You only need to select the desired form on the left side of our site. Once you have done that, you can complete the asked details in our SSL-encrypted platform. This allows us to give you the peace of mind of knowing that your details will be kept secure. Additionally, if you are in a rush, you can only complete the questions that have a red mark on them, given they are the mandatory ones.
Once you have finished completing the form you will be asked to pay for your document and to submit it. Even though it is a bit more expensive than getting the documents from the USCG platform, we allow you to have access from the comfort of your house on one hand and have our experienced staff overlooking your submissions on the other. This way, we make sure that no mistakes are made that could delay the overall process. On top of that, we will clear any other questions you may have. Contact us today and let us know anything else we might assist you with!