what is USCG

What is USCG and Other Pertinent Questions

Have you been researching online what you need for your vessel and found all these comments about the “USCG” but aren’t sure what is USCG? Do you feel like each of the rules for how vessels get documented are a bit hard to follow? Much of what we do at the Maritime Documentation Center is…

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US Coast Guard Vessel Documentation

US Coast Guard Vessel Documentation Q&A

I Have a Commercial Vessel. Can I Use It How I Want?  Possibly. It depends on many different factors. Those factors include the commercial activities that you would use the vessel in, whether it was built in the United States or not, the net tonnage of the vessel, and other factors.  What’s the Definition of…

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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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USCG national documentation center

The Ways Our USCG National Documentation Center Saves You Time

When you go online to find a way to complete your vessel documentation, does it feel like instead of making it easier to fill out these forms, everything you see makes it more difficult? Does it feel like it shouldn’t be that hard to complete some online forms? Those are some of the ideas we…

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Coast Guard boat names

The Dos and Don’ts of Coast Guard Boat Names for Your Vessel

What’s in a name? For some, the name of their boat is something they’ve thought of for years. In idle daydreams or going through several drafts, many potential vessel owners have had their perfect vessel name picked out for years, possibly going back to childhood. For others, it’s the last thing they think about, something…

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MARAD Waiver

MARAD Wavier Explained

Of all of the different forms on our vessel documentation services site, the MARAD Waiver, or the MARAD Small Vessel Waiver Program, specifically, is one that we get the most questions about. To be clear, this is not a kind of vessel documentation that will apply to all that many boat owners. That being said,…

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Documenting a Vessel

Documenting a Vessel: How to

In all of our blogs, we try to give our readers something they might not have had before. We try to point out something different and new about our site or explain a form that they might not have encountered before. Many of these forms are filled with what’s colloquially referred to as “legalese.” That…

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