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Vessel Documentation Reinstatement

A Guide on Vessel Documentation Reinstatement

After 30 days of expiration, you must apply for vessel documentation reinstatement. Bear in mind that reinstatement does not entitle a vessel to documentation. Only the current Certificate of Documentation is valid for operating a vessel. If you are looking forward to operating a ship, you must keep your documentation valid and up to date.…

USCG Documentation Transfer

USCG Documentation Transfer & Exchange in a Few Clicks

Are you looking for transferring and/or exchanging important USCG documentation? Dealing with the correct paperwork no longer has to be difficult. Learn how to apply for USCG documentation transfer easily on Vessel Documentation Online. Getting Started So what exactly do you need to do to achieve a USCG documentation transfer? First, head to our transfer/exchange…

Documented Vessel

Documented Vessel Definition in 2021

A documented vessel is a ship registered at a national level by the Federal Government through the United States Coast Guard. It’s one of the oldest functions of the US Government, dating back to the 11th Act of the First Congress. Documentation proves the ship’s nationality for international purposes and also legitimates commerce between the…

vessel documentation

Our Vessel Documentation Site on Staying Safe in Bad Weather Boating

Our vessel documentation site stresses boating safely at all times. Do you plan on going out on the water with family and friends during the winter but worry about the weather? Are you aware of what to do if the weather turns suddenly while you’re out on the water? Boating in wintertime can be a…

Coast Guard Documentation

Coast Guard Documentation for New Boat Owners (and Everyone Else)

Have you just purchased the vessel of your dreams and are now wondering if it’s time to get Coast Guard documentation? Or, alternatively, have you been around boats for many years, but this is the first time you’re going to have one documented? Even if you’re experienced with boats and the water, vessel documentation can…

Boat Bill of Sale

Submit Your Boat Bill of Sale to the USCG (It’s Just a Click!)

When you read something online that says something is “just a click,” do you automatically think “no, it can’t be that easy?” Are you in the process of selling or buying a boat and want to make sure that you’re absolutely in compliance with the powers that be? If you’re looked at our site for…

Boat Documentation

Keeping Boat Documentation When Things Go Wrong

Did something recently go awry which has put your boat documentation in jeopardy? Does it feel as if you’re going to lose the ability to use your vessel as you would like (or you already have?) If you have a documented vessel, odds are that you want to keep that vessel documented. Should you use…