Reporting an Accident
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.