33 CFR 173.55 - Report of casualty or accident.

§ 173.55 Report of casualty or accident.

(a) The operator of a vessel shall submit the casualty or accident report prescribed in § 173.57 to the reporting authority prescribed in § 173.59 when, as a result of an occurrence that involves the vessel or its equipment:

(1) A person dies;

(2) A person is injured and requires medical treatment beyond first aid;

(3) Damage to vessels and other property totals $2,000 or more or there is a complete loss of any vessel;

(4) A person disappears from the vessel under circumstances that indicate death or injury.

(b) A report required by this section must be made:

(1) Within 48 hours of the occurrence if a person dies within 24 hours of the occurrence;

(2) Within 48 hours of the occurrence if a person is injured and requires medical treatment beyond first aid, or disappears from a vessel; and

(3) Within 10 days of the occurrence or death if an earlier report is not required by this paragraph.

(c) When the operator of a vessel cannot submit the casualty or accident report required by paragraph (a) of this section, the owner shall submit the casualty or accident report.

[CGD 72-54R, 37 FR 21399, Oct. 7, 1972, as amended by CGD 76-155, 44 FR 5308, Jan. 25, 1979; CGD 82-015, 54 FR 5610, Feb. 6, 1989; USCG-1999-6094, 66 FR 21675, May 1, 2001; 66 FR 33845, June 26, 2001; USCG-1999-6094, 67 FR 14645, Mar. 27, 2002]

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Title 33 published on 03-May-2017 03:57

The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 33 CFR Part 173 after this date.

  • 2013-01-31; vol. 78 # 21 - Thursday, January 31, 2013
    1. 78 FR 6732 - Changes to Standard Numbering System, Vessel Identification System, and Boating Accident Report Database
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      DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, Coast Guard
      Rule; information collection approval.
      The collection of information requirements under 33 CFR 173.57(c), 174.16(b), 174.17(c), and 174.19(c) will be enforced beginning January 31, 2013.
      33 CFR Parts 173, 174, 181, and 187