46 CFR 221.5 - Citizenship declarations.
(a) Pursuant to 46 U.S.C. 31306(a), when an instrument transferring an interest in a Documented Vessel owned by a Citizen of the United States is presented to the United States Government for filing or recording, the Person filing shall submit therewith Maritime Administration Form No. MA-899 so it may be determined if 46 U.S.C. 56101 and 56103 apply to the transaction. Form No. MA-899 is available from the Coast Guard Documentation Office at the port of record of the vessel or from the Vessel Transfer Officer.
(b) The filing required by paragraph (a) of this section is not required for transactions involving vessel types described in § 221.11(b)(1)(i) through (iv) of this part.
(c) The filing required by paragraph (a) of this section is waived for transactions which are given general approval in this part.
(d) If the transfer of interest is one which requires written approval of the Maritime Administrator, the Person filing shall submit therewith evidence of that approval.
(e) A declaration filed by any Person other than an individual shall be signed by an official authorized by that Person to execute the declaration.