Becoming a boater means becoming a member of the boating community. Rendering assistance to other boaters in need becomes the responsibility of everyone on the water. If you can safely respond to an accident or distress signal without endangering yourself, your passengers, or your vessel, you should do so.
If you cannot respond safely, you should notify local authorities and other boaters who can better assist.
If involved in an accident, you are responsible for stopping and exchanging personal and insurance information.