Reporting an Accident
A vessel operator involved in a boating accident must submit a written report of the accident to the Alaska Office of Boating Safety or the Alaska Department of Public Safety if the accident caused:
- Death of or disappearance of a person or…
- Injury to a person which requires medical treatment beyond first aid or…
- Damage to the vessel(s) or other property exceeding $500.
A boating accident that results in the death, disappearance, or injury of a person must be reported within 48 hours. All other boating accidents must be reported within 10 days.
The boating accident report form is available from the Alaska Office of Boating Safety, the Alaska Department of Public Safety, the USCG, or on the Alaska Office of Boating Safety website.