(a) The investigating officer, the Coast Guard representative, any other commissioned
officer of the Coast Guard, or any official custodian of extracts from shipping articles,
logbooks, or records in the custody of the Coast Guard may authenticate and certify
(b) Authentication and certification must include a statement that the person acting
has seen the original, compared the copy with it, and found the copy to be a true
one. This person shall sign his or her name and identify himself or herself by rank or
title and by duty station.
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