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The United States Coast Guard no longer provides NOAA Fisheries with vessel ownership information. We apologize for the inconvenience. Please direct any questions regarding current ownership to the USCG National Vessel Documentation Center:
NOAA Fisheries will continue to provide historic vessel name and ownership data where available.

Vessel Documentation Search By ID

You can access our copy of the United States Coast Guard's (USCG) vessel data base and extract vessel characteristic, documentation, and ownership data (please read our data caveats page). This data base is updated on a monthly basis. Our query program only retrieves data about vessels which are craft that are 5 net tons or larger and are documented by the USCG. Craft less than 5 net tons ("boats") are numbered by individual states. Refer to our data caveats page for information about who collects vessel documentation data, the type of data collected and for the authorization and rationale for publishing these data.

Contact the USCG Vessel Documentation Center for vessel title and lien information. If you would like to obtain a copy of the USCG's list of documented vessels, "Merchant Vessels of the United States," purchase information is listed in the "Frequently Asked Questions " at the documentation center's web site.

Please enter the six- or seven-digit USCG identification number in the box below and click on the submit button to retrieve vessel data. Search By Name
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