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Boating Accident Report Form

Boating Accident Report Form

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 $500.

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