Can I Use a Documented Vessel Number to Find the Vessel’s Owner?

No, you cannot. To find the owner of a documented vessel, apply for an Abstract of Title through our site. This will include the name of the vessel’s previous owner as well as the rest of the vessel’s chain of ownership.

Other information the Abstract can provide includes if there are any mortgages/liens on the vessel, whether or not they have been satisfied, and more.

With a vessel’s official number (as well as its HIN/Hull Identification Number), you can conduct a vessel documentation search through our site.

This can provide information such as the vessel’s dimensions, its name, flag, tonnage, and more. This will not provide the identity of the owner, however.