3/9/2017: Processing error may result in duplicate applications

The Coast Guard’s National Vessel Documentation Center posted a notice that due to a processing error, individuals may receive an additional Form CG-1280, Application for Renewal, for vessels expiring at the end of March 2017. Applicants already in receipt of a new Certificate of Documentation with an expiration date of March 31, 2018 may disregard the duplicate notice.

For questions contact the NVDC toll free at (800) 799-8362, between the hours of 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, or via email at

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