National Vessel Documentation Center
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May 28, 2023 - The National Vessel Documentation Center (NVDC) is a U.S. Coast Guard agency that is responsible for administering all aspects of vessel documentation. It processes applications and issues certificates for both recreational and commercial vessels on a nationwide basis. This includes records maintenance which are now stored electronically.
The NVDC website is fairly robust with lots of viable information and other resources. It can be accessed by visiting the above WikiTags.
In addition to the handling of applications, the NVDC processes transactional recordings related to ownership and encumbrances. These include transfers of ownership, preferred mortgages, lien claims and various supporting instruments. It also provides support for the general public with respect to records access and informational resources.
Subsequent to a migration from various locations throughout the country, the documentation offices have now consolidated into a single facility that is located in Martinsburg, West Virginia.
The NVDC is a division of the U.S. Coast Guard.
The NVDC facilitates maritime commerce and the availability of financing while protecting economic privileges of United States citizens through the enforcement of regulations, and provides a register of vessels available in time of war or emergency to defend and protect the United States of America.
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May 28, 2023