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.
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.
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.
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.
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.