Small Watercraft

ORS 830.480
Accident report required

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The operator of any boat involved in an accident resulting in injury or death to any person or damage to property in excess of the dollar amount established by rule of the State Marine Board shall make a report of the accident to the board in such form and manner as the board by rule may prescribe.


Whenever a report is insufficient in the opinion of the board, it may require the operator to file a supplemental report and may also require a witness to the accident to render a report to the board.


Whenever the operator of a boat is physically incapable of making a required accident report and there was another occupant in the boat at the time of the accident capable of making a report, the occupant shall make or cause the report to be made. [Formerly 488.168; 1991 c.17 §1]


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Mar. 11, 2023