One can only hope that implementation proceeds quickly... Mail delivery
can be very slow from US to foreign ports
. While one would expect the charge to be $26 per renewal as the charge was based on actual cost to the coasties. Me I don't really care long as I dont have to wait somewhere for the new COD to show up every year.
One hint if you are a constant traveler. You can renew and pay online (http://www.uscg.mil/nvdc/news/Payinstr.pdf
) with a provision for a temporary mailing address if your current
location is different than your address of record