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U.S.C.G. Implements Simplification Of Vessel Documentation Procedures

The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) has announced the implementation of new vessel documentation rules that streamline procedures and remove needless regulations. Thenew rules that become effective January 1, 1994, are more user-friendly and substantially eliminate unnecessary paperwork.

The new procedure will: • reduce required vessel procurement forms from more than seven to only two, the application itself and evidence of title; • eliminate the 60,000 plus submissions of the MarAd citizenship declaration form presently required for certain owners; • eliminate the currently required marking certificates that total more than 45,000 submissions; and, • require only two copies of the Dreferred mortgage compared with ;he previously-required four. In addition to simplifying the vessel documentation procedures, cer- ;ain regulations are eliminated, ^ow, it will be possible to renew indorsements at any port of docunentation and not just in the home >ort. For example, instead of being •estricted to marking the vessel with he USCG port of documentation or he owner's residence, the owner nay choose from more than 190,000 (laces.

The USCG's new regulations reult in a simpler application proess. Therefore, inadvertent omisions will no longer automatically oid the application. This will result a fewer rejections.

In order to meet the expenses associated with providing these enhanced services, the USCG is applying a reasonable user fee that more accurately reflects the cost of the service. The fee, required by the statute, will be determined by the type of endorsement requested and no fee will be charged for the renewal of an endorsement.

For further information, contact Commandant, U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters, Office of Marine Safety, Security and Environmental Protection (G-MVI-5), 2100 Second St., S.W., Washington, D.C.

20593-0001 or (202) 267-1492.




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