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Reasons Why You Should Carry a USCG Merchant Mariner Credential

What does a Merchant Mariner Credential allow operators to do? Lawfully operating any commercial vessel more than 21 feet long requires a Merchant Mariner Credential. To prove their mastery of the essentials of running a commercial ship on the high seas, operators must take and pass a series of written and practical examinations developed by the…

Things Only Documented Vessel Owners Will Understand

Do you sometimes think, “Only a documented vessel owner would understand that,” after experiencing anything while aboard a ship? Maybe you are, and if so, keep reading! Due to the increasing number of boats on the lake, another is always nearby. Whether they’ve been there for 50 years or five years, these boats have a…

What the United States Coast Guard Can Do For You

The United States Coast Guard is a highly adaptable institution. Not only do they keep us safe from marine dangers by patrolling our coastlines, but they also provide various additional services that are useful to ship owners. This article will examine the Coast Guard and the Maritime Documentation Center and their services to businesses and…

What to Do if You Are Dissatisfied with Your Boat’s Documentation Renewal?

If your vessel’s documentation renewal left you dissatisfied, don’t worry – you’re not alone. Many yacht owners are frustrated with the procedure, which may be lengthy and tiresome. Many boat owners, we know, experience anxiety every time the time comes to renew their vessel’s paperwork. And who can blame them? While the paperwork renewal procedure…

When Do You Need to Renew Your Document Number?

The United States Coast Guard requires all vessel owners to update their document numbers annually. Don’t panic if you have no idea when your document number will expire or how to renew it; we’re here to assist. All U.S. vessel owners must renew their IMO numbers annually. This may seem like a minor rule, but…

US Coast Guard Registration in Simple Words

As a boating enthusiast, you probably are, at some point, you must have heard about United States Coast Guard Registration. We know it sounds complicated, so we tried to simplify an explanation of what this type of documentation involves in this article that the Maritime Documentation Center wrote. Without further ado, here’s what you need…