MARAD Waiver

Using a Vessel Without American Vessel Documentation: the MARAD Waiver

Do you have a vessel that you want to use in a commercial capacity that isn’t documented? Did you recently receive a foreign-built vessel and want to see exactly how you can use it on American waters? These and similar scenarios are more common than many vessel owners realize. It’s true that there are stringent…

MARAD Waiver

Using a Vessel Without Coast Guard Documentation Status: MARAD Waiver

Do you have a small, undocumented vessel that you want to use, but aren’t sure how to do so while being in compliance with the authorities? Is there a foreign-built vessel in your possession that’s just sitting there without Coast Guard documentation status? We understand that when it comes to vessel documentation, some of the…

MARAD Waiver

Moving Forward With a MARAD Waiver

You’ve tracked down the vessel you’ve been searching for. It’s been a long journey to find just the right boat for your coastwise passenger transfer business, but you finally did it. You got everything together, only to discover that… the vessel was built outside of the United States. This might seem like the kind of…

a Marad Waiver

Do You Qualify for a Marad Waiver?

The Maritime Administration of the United States (Marad) grants waivers of the existing regulations only when your intended purpose doesn’t cause “undue adverse effect” on other operators or shipbuilders. A Marad waiver exempts provisions that may occur under one particular set of circumstances. Primarily, it depends on the use to which you intend to use…