gCaptain Tip – Check USCG License Application Online

USCG | Homeport

Have you submitted your application to West Virgina and are awaiting a response? Try the USCG’s new website Homeport to check its status online.

New to Homeport? Here is what it’s all about:

Homeport is the United States Coast Guard’s enterprise Internet portal. It was designed to support the secure information sharing requirements resulting from the Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002 (MTSA) and to provide information about the USCG’s primary missions.

The site can be confusing at first and many of the pages are blank or contain outdated information but buried deep inside are some very useful tools.

Here are some of our favorites:

Outside of homeport you can USCG license file for free by participating in MARAD’s Mariner Outreach System.