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Delaware Boating Accident Report Form

Vessel operators involved in an accident must report the accident in writing to the Delaware Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police. Accidents involving death, disappearance, or injury also require notifying Delaware Fish & Wildlife by the quickest means possible.

  • If a person disappears or is injured requiring medical attention beyond first aid as a result of the accident, the operator must notify Delaware Fish & Wildlife immediately and also report the accident in writing to Delaware Fish & Wildlife immediately.
  • If a person dies as a result of the accident, the operator must notify Delaware Fish & Wildlife immediately and then report the accident in writing to Delaware Fish & Wildlife within 24 hours.
  • If damage to the vessel and other property exceeds $500, the operator must report the accident in writing to Delaware Fish & Wildlife within five days.

Written reports must be made on accident report forms supplied by Delaware Fish & Wildlife.