§ 67.219Optional filing of instruments by facsimile.
(a) Any instrument identified as eligible for filing and recording under § 67.200 may be submitted for filing to the National Vessel Documentation Center by facsimile at (304) 271-2405. If the instrument submitted by facsimile for filing pertains to a vessel that is not a currently documented vessel, a completed Application for Initial Issue, Exchange, or Replacement Certificate of Documentation, or Return to Documentation (form CG-1258) or a letter application for deletion from documentation must already be on file with the National Vessel Documentation Center or must be submitted by facsimile with the instrument being submitted by facsimile for filing.
(b) All instruments submitted by facsimile for filing must be clearly legible, be submitted from 81/2 inch by 11 inch paper in not less than 10-point type size, and accompanied by a cover sheet.
(c) The cover sheet required by paragraph (b) should indicate:
(1) The name, address, telephone number, and facsimile telephone number of the person submitting the instrument by facsimile;
(2) The number of pages submitted by facsimile; and
(3) The name of the vessel, official number or hull identification number of the vessel(s), and the name(s) of the owner(s) of the vessel(s) to which the instrument relates.
(d) The filing of any instrument submitted by facsimile is terminated and the instrument will be returned to the submitter if the instrument is subject to termination for any cause under § 67.217(a).