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  • Writer's pictureNate Gilman

Do I need to send proof of ownership if I don't own the vessel?

No. If you are not the owner of the vessel, someone with knowledge of your service must attest to its accuracy and validity in the proper location on the form by signing it and completing the associated required information.

In other words, those who do not own a vessel must obtain letters or other evidence from licensed personnel or the owners of the vessels listed.

What if I own the company that owns the vessel?

If you are signing as the owner of a corporation that owns the vessel, you must include a copy of proof of ownership of the company, such as a copy of the articles of incorporation.

What are acceptable forms for proof of ownership?

If you are the owner of a vessel on which you are claiming service, you must also submit proof of ownership for that vessel. Acceptable proof of ownership may include:

1. Title

2. Registration (state registered vessels) 3. Certificate of Documentation (U.S. Coast Guard registered vessels) 4. Proof of insurance (which clearly identifies the vessel)

5. Bill(s) of sale.

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