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Re: documented vessels

GENERAL GUIDELINES FOR EXCHANGE or RETURN TO DOCUMENTATION

General forms only. Contact this office for vessel specific issues. Please see the regulations at 46 CFR Part 67.

A COPY MADE ON ANYTHING OTHER THAN PLAIN PAPER WILL BE REJECTED. THIN THERMO-FAX PAPER FADES WITH TIME AND IS NOT ACCEPTABLE.

CG-1258: Application for Initial Issue, Exchange or Replacement of Certificate of Documentation; Re-documentation - Completed by new OWNER(s); submit an original or a copy of form, CG-1258.

CG-1340: Bill of Sale – One original or one copy of the instrument signed by or on behalf of all persons transferring an interest in the vessel. Signature(s) of seller(s) must be acknowledged by a notary public. Altered instruments may be rejected. A copy of the instrument will be returned.
CG-1270: Certificate of Documentation - Interest in vessel may be transferred by last documented owner(s) on reverse of original or copy of the Certificate of Documentation. Signature(s) of seller(s) must be acknowledged before a notary public. Altered documents may be rejected.

Satisfaction of Mortgage or Form CG-4593: Application, Consent and Approval for Exchange - If the vessel is subject to a mortgage, submit one original or one copy Satisfaction of Mortgage (completed by mortgagee, NOT vessel owner and properly acknowledged); OR, one original or one copy of Form CG-4593 signed by both the owner and mortgagee. A copy of the Satisfaction of Mortgage will be returned. A copy of the Form, CG-4593 will not be returned.

Chain of Title - Simplified Method:* - For vessels returning to documentation, ownership may be established from state title OR state or foreign registration. A copy of the title or registration must be provided WITH the original or copy of bill(s) of sale from the owner shown on this paperwork to the applicant. For vessels under a foreign registry similar to U.S. Documentation, a copy of the registration and evidence of removal from that registry must be provided.

*Simplified method may not be used if seeking a Coastwise endorsement for a vessel over 200 ITC gross tons. Complete chain of title from the last documented owner and citizenship evidence for each owner must be submitted. Form MA-899 may be used to establish citizenship and will be sent upon request.

Return existing Certificate of Documentation if available.

FEES - MUST ACCOMPANY PAPERWORK AND ARE NOT REFUNDABLE

Application for Exchange or Re-documentation, CG-1258………………………$84.00 *
Approval of Exchange if covered by a mortgage, CG-4593………………..…….$24.00
Bill of Sale (per page)………………….……………………………………..…..$ 8.00
Transfer on the reverse of a CG-1270 (Certificate of Documentation)…………..$ 8.00
Mortgage (per page)………..……………………………………………….....….$ 4.00
One page with information on both the front and back is considered TWO (2) pages.

* ADD endorsement fee: Coastwise……………...………………………......…..$29.00
Fishery……………………………………………....…$12.00
Recreation or Registry………………………...NO CHARGE
NOTE: When more than one endorsement is requested, only the single highest endorsement rate applies-$29.00 MAXIMUM.

Check or money order payable to U.S. COAST GUARD or credit card authorization MUST accompany application.

Submit to:
U. S. Coast Guard
National Vessel Documentation Center
792 T J Jackson Drive
Falling Waters, WV 25419

For forms and information on vessel documentation please visit our homepage at USCG National Vessel Documentation Center, Home Page.
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