Reporting an Accident
An accident report form must be submitted to the NCWRC if the accident results in any of the following:
- Loss of life
- Injury to a person requiring medical treatment beyond first aid
- Property damage (including damage to vessels) in excess of $2000
- Disappearance of a person from the vessel under circumstances that indicate death or injury
Reports of deaths, disappearances, or injuries must be submitted within 48 hours of the accident; reports in other cases must be submitted within 10 days of the accident. If the operator is unable to submit the accident report form, the owner is required to submit it.
Accident reports are not admissible as evidence in criminal court.