Commercial Vessel Compliance

MSIB on Certificate of Documentation delays cancelled

The Coast Guard announced that effective Feb. 25, 2020, Marine Safety Information Bulletin 03-19, “Certificate of Documentation Guidance,” is cancelled.

In 2019, the National Vessel Documentation Center (NVDC) was experiencing delays in the time necessary to issue a Certificate of Documentation (COD) that resulted, in part, due to the government shutdown. The purpose of MSIB 03-19 was to provide guidance to assist vessel owners affected by those delays. The Coast Guard is cancelling MSIB 03-19 because the NVDC is current with processing of COD renewal requests for both commercial and recreational vessels. 

Any questions regarding the cancellation of this MSIB may be sent to nvdc.w.webmaster@uscg.mil or by calling (800) 799-8362 or (304) 271-2400. 

Information regarding submission status can be found on CGMIX.

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