Recreational Boating Information for the Northwest
Covering Puget Sound & San Juan Islands
Note: Most dealers have financing available. Most bank will finance boats but recommend visiting your local branch.
Washington State Boat
Accident Report Infomation
- Injury occurs which requires medical treatment beyond first aid
- A person disappears from a vessel under circumstances that indicate death or injury
- Property damage is in excess of $2,000, or there is complete loss of a vessel
If there is an injury, disappearance or death, a report must be submitted within 48 hours. Reports in other accidents must be submitted within 10 days. If the operator cannot submit the report, the owner of the vessel is responsible.
Reports must be submitted to the city or county law enforcement agency that has authority where the accident occurred. If you are not sure what agency has the authority, contact the Washington State Boating Programs by calling (360) 902-8555.
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