§ 67.311 Alteration of Certificate of Documentation.

Except for affixing a new address label in accordance with the direction of a documentation officer or a renewal decal issued in accordance with § 67.163, no person other than a documentation officer shall intentionally alter a Certificate of Documentation.

§ 67.313 Requirement to have Certificate of Documentation on board.

(a) The person in command of a documented vessel must have on board that vessel the original Certificate of Documentation currently in effect for that vessel.

(b) The requirement of paragraph (a) of this section does not apply:

(1) To non-self-propelled vessels not engaged in foreign trade;

(2) When the Certificate of Documentation has been submitted to the National Vessel Documentation Center for exchange in accordance with § 67.167 (d) or (e); or

(3) When the vessel is in storage or out of the water.

§ 67.315 Requirement to produce Certificate of Documentation.

(a) The person in command of a documented vessel must produce the original Certificate of Documentation currently in effect for that vessel upon the demand of any person acting in an official public capacity.

(b) The requirement of paragraph (a) of this section does not apply:

(1) To non-self-propelled vessels not engaged in foreign trade;

(2) When the Certificate of Documentation has been submitted to the National Vessel Documentation Center for exchange in accordance with § 67.167 (d) or (e); or

(3) When the vessel is in storage or out of the water.

§ 67.317 Requirement to renew endorsements on the Certificate of Documentation.

(a) Except as provided in paragraph (b) of this section, the owner of a documented vessel must annually renew eachendorsement upon the current Certificate of Documentation for that vessel in accordance with § 67.163.

(b) The requirement of paragraph (a) of this section does not apply to Certificates of Documentation placed on deposit in accordance with § 67.165.

§ 67.319 Requirement to report change in vessel status and surrender Certificate of Documentation.

The owner of a documented vessel must immediately report any change in vessel status which causes any Certificate of Documentation to become invalid under subpart L of this part and which must be exchanged, replaced, deleted, or canceled, to the National Vessel Documentation Center. The outstanding Certificate must be surrendered in accordance with the requirements of subparts K and L of this part.

§ 67.321 Requirement to report change of address of managing owner.

Upon the change of address of the managing owner of a documented vessel, the managing owner shall report the change of address to the National Vessel Documentation Center within 10 days of its occurrence.

§ 67.323 Operation without documentation.

No vessel which is required by § 67.7 to be documented may engage in unlimited coastwise trade or the fisheries without being documented in accordance with the requirements of this part.

§ 67.325 Violation of endorsement.

A vessel may not be employed in any trade other than a trade endorsed upon the Certificate of Documentation issued for thatvessel. A vessel documented exclusively for recreation may not be used for purposes other than pleasure.

§ 67.327 Operation under Certificate of Documentation with invalid endorsement.

Except for vessels identified in § 67.9, no vessel may be operated under a Certificate of Documentation with endorsementswhich have become invalid under subpart L of this part.

§ 67.329 Unauthorized name change.

The owner of a documented vessel may not change or allow the change of the name of that vessel without exchanging thevessel’s Certificate of Documentation in accordance with subpart K of this part. The new name of the vessel must be marked on the vessel upon receipt of the new Certificate of Documentation.

§ 67.331 Improper markings.

The owner of a documented vessel shall not permit the operation of that vessel unless it is marked in accordance with subpart Iof this part.