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Incoming facsimile (fax) services (to the National Vessel Documentation Center) are currently not operational. Customers attempting to send faxes will note the system does not connect (constant ringing).

Outgoing fax services (to customers) are still operational; customers expecting faxes should see no interruption in service.

Until service is restored, customers are advised to submit applications via .pdf filing ( or via USPS. Additional information, can be found under Instructions and Forms, Filing of Instruments via .pdf/Fax/Mail

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

National Vessel Documentation Center

Mission Statement

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.


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