Boater beware: Vessel documentation fraud lurks online

Boater beware: Vessel documentation fraud lurks online
Petty Officer 1st Class Christopher Wallin examines fishing vessel documents during a fishing vessel inspection in Cordova, Alaska. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) Story by Petty Officer 1st Class Bill Colclough A new scam is targeting boat owners looking to save a little time online, but it’s costing them hundreds of dollars: Websites offering documentation renewal services for a fee. These websites lure...

Coast Guard grants extension to some certificates of documentation for commercial vessels

Coast Guard grants extension to some certificates of documentation for commercial vessels
The U.S. Coast Guard announced Tuesday that it will allow commercial vessels engaged in domestic voyages between ports in the United States or its possessions to operate with an expired certificate of documentation as long as they are in compliance with all other requirements for operation. Vessel owners should submit their renewal application to the National Vessel Documentation Center as appropriate...