US Coast Guard Certificate of Documentation

How to Maintain Your US Coast Guard Certificate of Documentation

You finally got your US Coast Guard Certificate of Documentation – are you worried about how you’re going to maintain it? Have you forgotten exactly when and for how long your certificate is valid? It can take a lot of work and time to get your initial documentation. So, the last thing any vessel owner…

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Coast Guard boat certification

Coast Guard Boat Certification to Use Your Vessel How You Want

Are you in the process of completing your Coast Guard boat certification documents and want to make sure that your vessel is in perfect compliance? Do you have a clear idea of how you want to use your vessel, but don’t quite know how to make that work with the powers that be? There are…

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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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USCG Certificate of Documentation

USCG Certificate of Documentation: Getting it and Keeping It

Do you feel like it’s time to get a USCG Certificate of Documentation, but don’t know where to start? Does it seem like all of the places that you could find one online aren’t all that easy to use? We’re vessel owners just like you. When we went looking for somewhere to handle our documentation,…

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USCG forms

Explaining USCG Forms: Notice of Claim of Lien

Our staff is always more than glad to answer any questions that our customers might have about USCG forms. “Which ones are right for me?” “How do I know if I’m eligible?” “Can you walk me through the process?” Those are examples of some of the questions we get. Another common one: “what is a…

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uscg vessel documentation

How to Ensure Your USCG Vessel Documentation Status is Always in Compliance

A boat on the water is seldom entirely still. Sure, if you anchor, you won’t drift too far away. But, depending on the length of the line, your boat will still move with the waves and the wind. The same is true with your USCG vessel documentation. As time keeps moving, so too might your…

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USCG forms

A Place for USCG Forms That’s Always Open and Accessible

Do you need to fill out one or more USCG forms, but it feels like you can just never find the time? Have you sat down to complete any form of Coast Guard documentation, only to procrastinate and procrastinate until you don’t get it done? That doesn’t mean there’s something wrong with you, rather, there’s…

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Coast Guard documentation

Coast Guard Documentation to Stay Legal in the Summer and After

Summer may be winding down, but there’s still time to get out on the water. Once August ends and Fall begins, it’s not like bodies of water are going away. There’s plenty of time to enjoy what the water has to offer in 2020, whether you’re doing so for recreation or business purposes. That said,…

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