To find the previous owner of a vessel, you can apply for an “Abstract of Title” through our site. This Abstract will contain the name of the previous owner as well as other owners during the time the vessel has been documented.
Additionally, this Abstract will contain whether or not there are any liens/mortgages against the vessel, whether they have been satisfied, and other information.
If you have a vessel’s official number or HIN (Hull Identification Number), you can conduct an NVDC vessel search through our site. This will provide information such as the status of the vessel’s Certificate of Documentation, its particulars, and more. This will not, however, provide the identity of the owner.