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Vessel operators involved in an accident must report the accident if it has resulted in:

  • Death or disappearance of a person or …
  • An injury requiring professional aid or …
  • Property damage exceeding $1,000.

If the accident resulted in a death, disappearance, or injury, you must report it immediately to the police and then to the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation in writing within five days.

If the owner of the property damaged cannot be located at the scene of the accident, also report the accident to the nearest police agency immediately.

New York accident report form
Accident report forms are available from the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation website.