Documented Vessel Search at Maritime Documentation Center

Conduct a Coast Guard documented vessel search by Hull Identification Number (HIN) and Official Number below.

Access official USCG Vessel Documentations Database

This documented vessel search should include vessel information such as the vessel’s name, number, flag, official number, HIN, dimensions, tonnage information, service information, certifications, and documents. This includes the status of the vessel’s current Certificate of Documentation, its date of issuance, expiration, and so forth.

USCG / NVDC Vessel History Report Example

sample background report

To obtain information such as the Managing Owner’s name, and whether there are any current and/or satisfied liens and mortgages on the vessel’s record, request a USCG Abstract of Title. You can do so here:

Anyone can request a Certified Copy of a USCG Certificate of Documentation for a Coast Guard documented vessel. This will include the vessel’s endorsement, information about the Managing Owner (such as their name, address, and so forth). Complete this form for a copy:





cod ceritificate

Official NVDC / USCG Database Vessel Search