Reporting Boating Accidents
Report accidents to:
- MDWFP if the accident occurs north of Interstate Highway 10 (I-10)
- Mississippi Department of Marine Resources if the accident occurs south of Interstate Highway 10 (I-10)
Most reports of accidents must be made within five days of the accident. However, you must file an accident report within 48 hours if a person dies as a result of the accident.
It is also the duty of any operator involved in a boating accident to remain at the scene until he or she has rendered all necessary aid and assistance, including ensuring that any injured person involved in the accident receives medical treatment.
You cannot be held liable for any civil damages for any assistance rendered in good faith and in a prudent manner.