Scam Site Charges Triple for USCG Vessel Documentation
Every year vessel owners must renew documentation with the US Coast Guard as to the boat’s name, ownership, tonnage, home port and other basic criteria. It costs $26 – unless you get scammed by a private provider that charges three times as much. Fishing groups are warning that is the case with an online company called US Vessel Documentation.
“You know, it’s serious business. If you don’t file your Coast Guard papers, they can end your voyage right there.”
Fisherman Norm Hughes of Haines received a letter saying he needed to renew...
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