Tag: certificate of documentation

MSIB on Certificate of Documentation delays cancelled

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.

Certificate of Documentation guidance during application processing delays

The National Vessel Documentation Center is experiencing delays in the time necessary to issue a Certificate of Documentation due to performance issues associated with its Information Technology System. The Coast Guard recognizes the need to minimize the effect on the maritime community and is providing guidance to minimize the impact of these delays.

3/13/2019: Update from National Vessel Documentation Center

In this post, the National Vessel Documentation Center discusses impacts of the partial government shutdown on its operations and provides instructions for renewing CODs or requesting other services.

3/12/2019: MSIB 03-19 – Guidance on Certificate of Documentation delays

The Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance issued MSIB 03-19 to provide guidance for mariners who have been affected by delays in the time necessary for the National Vessel Documentation Center to issue Certificates of Documentation.

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

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.

11/16/2016: Important information for vessel owners, operators pursuing federal documentation

The NVDC is aware that there are commercial entities that offer, for a fee, to manage the certification process on behalf of vessel owners. The Coast Guard does not endorse any of these companies, and the companies do not operate on behalf of the Coast Guard in any way. Any fees charged or agreements offered by such companies are in no way associated with the NVDC certification process, and these companies are not authorized to issue official NVDC Certificates of Documentation.

11/4/2016: Suspension of e-billing/e-renewal program for Certificate of Documentation renewals

The Coast Guard National Vessel Documentation Center (NVDC) issued a notice announcing the temporary suspension of the automated e-billing/e-renewal program for Certificate of Documentation (COD) renewals issued by the NVDC.

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