CG 3865 Boating Accident Report Form should have been filed with the Coast Guard by the operator/owner within 10 days if the damages to the vessel were greater than $2000.
"Damage to vessels and other property totals $2,000 (lower amounts in some states and territories)."
In the USVI, "Damage to the vessel and other property exceeds $100."
Vessel Accidents And Casualties...What The Law Requires You To Do!
An operator involved in a boating accident must stop his or her vessel
immediately at the scene of the accident and:
ē Give assistance to anyone injured in the accident or minimize any
danger caused by the accident, unless doing so would seriously
endanger his or her vessel or passengers.
ē Give his or her name, address and identifying number of his or her
vessel in writing to anyone injured from the accident and to the owner
of any damaged property.
The operator must also file an accident report with the U.S. Virgin
Islands Department of Planning & Natural Resources if as a result of the
ē A person dies or disappears
ē A person is injured
ē Damage to the vessel and other property exceeds $100.
Accident report forms are available from the U.S. Virgin Islands
Department of Planning & Natural Resources.
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