Merchant Vessels of the United States Data on CD

Merchant Vessels of the United States is a data file of merchant and recreational vessels documented under the laws of the United States by the U.S. Coast Guard. The file is used by boat and yacht brokers as a source of managing owner information and by State offices for tax and other legal purposes. The Merchant Vessels of the United States data file is available on CD-ROM from the National Technical Information Service as a single issue or an ongoing subscription.

The source for this file is the U.S. Coast Guard’s Marine Safety Information System (MSIS) database, a comprehensive system serving many Coast Guard marine safety operating programs. The data file consists of vessel particulars and managing owner identification information, such as:

·        Vessel name with official number

·        Managing owner name with complete mailing address

·        Tonnage and length, home port, and authorized trade endorsements

·        Hailing port, manufacturer identification and hull identification numbers

The Merchant Vessels of the United States CD file is updated monthly.

Merchant Vessels of the United States (on CD-ROM)
is available from NTIS for $145 plus $5 handling fee, no additional charge for shipping. Please call 1-800-553-6847 or (703) 605-6000 and quote order number PB2004-594361KTY. An ongoing subscription is also available, call the NTIS Subscription Department, 1-800-363-2068 or (703) 605-6060.

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By Professional Mariner Staff