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Vessel operators involved in an accident must report the accident. A boating accident includes, but is not limited to, capsizing, collision, foundering, flooding, fire, explosion, and the disappearance of a vessel other than by theft.

  • The operator must file an accident report form if:
    • A person dies or disappears or…
    • An injury occurs causing any person to remain incapacitated for more than 24 hours or…
    • Damage to the vessel and other property exceeds $100.
  • 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.
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