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

No proof of ownership is needed by the USCG if you don't own the vessel. All you need is signatures from the captain or the vessels owner.

2 mins read・Aug 09, 2022
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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 the captain 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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Nate Gilman
Nate Gilman

Nate has over 15 years of professional maritime experience and has hawsepiped his way to a 3rd Mate Unlimited Endorsement with full STCW compliance. He is proud veteran of the NOAA Commissioned Corps.

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