N.Y. Navigation Law Section 47-B
Report to the commissioner required upon accident


Every person operating a vessel, including, but not limited to, rowboats and canoes, upon the navigable waters of the state, or on any other waters within the boundaries of the state, which is in any manner involved in an accident, in which any person is killed, injured or disappears under the water, or in which damage to the property of any one person, including himself or herself, in excess of one thousand dollars is sustained shall, within five days after such accident, report the matter in writing to the commissioner. If the owner is not involved in such accident or is incapacitated, the owner shall, within five days after learning of the facts of such accident, report the matter to the commissioner together with such information as may have come to the owner’s knowledge relating to such accident. Every such operator of a vessel, or surviving participant in any such accident, or the owner of the vessel involved in any such accident, shall make such other and additional reports as the commissioner may require. A violation of this section shall constitute a violation punishable by a fine of not less than twenty-five nor more than one hundred dollars. Nothing contained in this section shall be deemed to supersede the provisions of section forty-seven of this article.

Source: Section 47-B — Report to the commissioner required upon accident, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/NAV/47-B (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Jun. 15, 2024).

40
Equipment
40‑A
Manufacture and sale of outboard motors
40‑B
Sale and use of tributyltin paint
41
Pilot rules
42
Searchlights
42‑A
Tow-chains
43
Lights to be displayed
43‑A
Use of digital billboards
44
Noise levels on pleasure vessels
45
Reckless operation of a vessel
45‑A
Beaching a disabled water craft
45‑AA
Special provisions relating to reckless operation and speed on Canandaigua lake
45‑AAA
Special provisions relating to speed on Irondequoit bay
45‑AAAA
Special provisions relating to reckless operation and speed on Greenwood Lake
45‑AAAA*2
Special provisions relating to speed on Sodus Bay
45‑AAAAA
Special provisions relating to reckless operation and speed on Lake Alice
45‑AAAAAA
Special provisions relating to noise and speed on Lamoka Lake and Waneta Lake
45‑AAAAAA*2
Special provisions relating to reckless operation, noise and speed on the Fulton Chain of Lakes
45‑B
Regulation of beaches
45‑C
Special provisions relating to reckless operation and speed on Conesus lake
45‑CC
Reckless operation and speed on the canal system
45‑D
Special provisions relating to speed at Crooke’s Point in Great Kills Harbor
46
Vessel regulation zone
46‑A
Regulations of vessels
46‑AA
Special provisions relating to speed on lakes in Chautauqua county
46‑AAA
Special provisions relating to reckless operation and speed on certain lakes in Hamilton county
46‑AAAA
Special provisions relating to speed on Cuba lake
46‑B
Special provisions relating to speed on Saratoga lake
47
Leaving the scene of an accident without reporting
47‑A
Accidents
47‑B
Report to the commissioner required upon accident
48
Negligence in use or operation of vessel attributable to owner
49
Operator
49‑A
Operation of a vessel while under the influence of alcohol or drugs
49‑B
Operating a vessel after having consumed alcohol
49‑C
Termination of unsafe operation

Accessed:
Jun. 15, 2024

Last modified:
Sep. 22, 2014

§ 47-B’s source at nysenate​.gov

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