Our thanks to Dave and Nan Ellen Fuller on AGLCA’s Forum for this information, especially in light of recent issues with a commercial website in California: http://cruisersnet.net/164085
The US Coast Guard is in the process of upgrades and changes to their websites as part of the Cybersecurity initiative. One of the latest and most visible changes is to the National Vessel Documentation Website. READ MORE!
Your old bookmarks may work, possibly into the future for a time, but my suggestion is to go to the bookmark listed in the story and re-bookmark this one for your future use.
The Coast Guard is making major changes and upgrades to their Information Technology with a Cybersecurity initiative that will be an integral part of Operations now and in the future. They are working hard to make sure that everyone who needs access to the public websites can do so safely and easily, and to close and lock the door to those websites where you must be authorized to access.
Be safe and have fun both on-line and on the water!
Dave & Nan Ellen Fuller