USCG News

Better Pathway to the Coast Guard Portal

Better Pathway to the Coast Guard Portal

The “Coast Guard portal” isn’t a physical place; rather it’s a place online. It’s where your information goes so that you can get the Coast Guard documentation you’re looking for. The problem is that it isn’t always easy to deal with. That’s where we come in. Here at Vessel Documentation Online, we’re all about making…

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Vessel Documentation Online

Acquiring Vessel Documentation Online and Maintaining It With Our Help

Do you want to document your vessel but aren’t sure about the best way to do so? Does documentation seem a bit confounding at times? As fellow vessel owners, we’ve been in your shoes. We understand that the thought of “filling out vessel documentation” might evoke memories of taking a challenging math test back in…

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National Documentation Center

National Documentation Center Explanation of Endorsements

Have you been unsure as to which kind of documentation endorsement is appropriate for your vessel? Does the entire thing seem a bit more confusing than it should be? Vessel documentation jargon can seem opaque, out of date, and just downright difficult to understand. After all, much of it is “legalese,” in some cases going…

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National Vessel Documentation Center Certificate of Documentation

National Vessel Documentation Center Certificate of Documentation: Simple

Have you been trying to get a certificate of documentation yet find that it’s a more complex process than you might have thought? When it comes to asking a National Vessel Documentation Center Certificate of Documentation-related questions, does it seem like they ask more questions than they answer? A Certificate of Documentation can be crucially…

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Abstract of Title

Abstract of Title: Why It’s So Important When Searching for a Vessel

Embarking on the journey to acquire a new vessel can be as exhilarating as it is daunting. You’ve set your sights on a potential gem, but how do you ensure that it’s not just a mirage? In the realm of maritime acquisitions, knowledge is paramount. To find the information about a vessel, use the abstract…

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Transfer/Exchange

Selling Your Vessel: Bill of Sale for a Boat vs. Transfer/Exchange

Do you have a vessel that isn’t documented with the US Coast Guard and want to sell it? Here at the National Documentation Portal, we offer documentation for USCG documented vessels. If you’re going to sell one of those, the “Transfer/Exchange” form at our site is what you’re looking for. However, if your vessel is…

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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…

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Vessel Documentation Search

Vessel Documentation Search and the Shipping Industry

The shipping industry, with its vast fleets and global reach, relies on accurate and timely information to operate efficiently. In this digital age, vessel documentation search has become a cornerstone of shipping operations. Join us as we delve into the pivotal role of documentation search in streamlining the shipping industry, guided by the expertise of…

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