A vessel operator involved in a boating accident must report the accident using the West Virginia Boating Accident Report Form MB-3 if the accident caused:
- Death or...
- Personal injury that required medical treatment beyond first aid or...
- Damage to the vessel(s) or other property exceeding $2,000.
Accidents involving a death must be reported within 48 hours of the incident. Other accidents involving a reportable injury or property damage must be reported within five days.
A West Virginia Boating Accident Report form may be obtained from and submitted in person or by mail to:
Division of Natural Resources
Motorboat Safety Section
324 Fourth Avenue
South Charleston, WV 25303