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When an accident occurs that requires a written report, the operator must, without delay and by the quickest means available, notify the VDGIF in Richmond, Virginia, or the most immediately available member (Conservation Police Officer) of the department’s law enforcement force, and give:

  • The date, time, and exact location of the occurrence and...
  • The major details of the accident including the name of each person who died or disappeared and...
  • The number and name of the vessel and...
  • The names and addresses of the owner and operator.

When the operator of a vessel cannot give the notice described above, each person on board the vessel must notify VDGIF or a member of its law enforcement force, or determine that the notice has been given.