The Forms Collection used by the National Vessel Documentation Center (NVDC) expired on 31JUL19. NVDC will still be accepting these versions until replacement forms are available for use.
The National Vessel Documentation Center (NVDC) is experiencing delays in the time necessary to issue a Certificate of Documentation (COD) due to performance issues associated with its Information Technology (IT) System. The Coast Guard recognizes the need to minimize the effect on the maritime community.
In order to ensure NVDC can process the maximum number of applications possible, we ask that you submit any questions via electronic mail to firstname.lastname@example.org while the IT System is operating at reduced capacity. Responses can be expected within 24-48 hours. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
The National Vessel Documentation Center facilitates maritime commerce and the availability of financing while protecting economic privileges of United States citizens through the enforcement of regulations, and provides a register of vessels available in time of war or emergency to defend and protect the United States of America.