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9/20/2017: Vessel documentation regulations-technical amendments

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The Coast Guard announced in the Federal Register that it is making technical amendments to its vessel documentation regulations.

A Certificate of Documentation, which is required for the operation of a vessel in certain trades, serves as evidence of vessel nationality, and permits a vessel to be subject to preferred mortgages. The amendments make non-substantive edits to align Coast Guard regulations with current vessel documentation statutes, correct typographical errors, and align procedural requirements with current Coast Guard practice.

This final rule is effective Sept. 20, 2017.

For information view the original Federal Register post, or contact Ms. Andrea Heck with the National Vessel Documentation Center at 304-271-2461, or via email at Andrea.M.Heck@uscg.mil.

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