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Tennessee Boating Accident Report

Every vessel operator involved in a reportable accident must notify the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) immediately. The operator also must file a written accident report form with TWRA.

  • The accident report form must be filed within 48 hours if:
    • A person dies or disappears or…
    • Someone is injured requiring medical treatment beyond first aid.
  • The accident report form must be filed within ten days if damage exceeds $2,000.

Failure to report a boating accident is a criminal offense and may result in prosecution by TWRA.