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What is a vessel certificate of documentation, and why is it important?

by on Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Vessel certificate of documentation is the unique identifier that the U.S. Coast Guard’s National Vessel Documentation Center (NVDC) assigns to each vessel that meets the appropriate requirements. Vessel documentation is essentially a national registry of vessels that serves numerous important purposes, much like Social Security numbers serve for people.Background Information on Vessel RegistrationGiven our country’s initial heavy reliance on marine transportation, vessel registration was one...

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