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Carbon Monoxide Safety on Boats

October 2017

Carbon monoxide is a silent killer and there are many sources of it on boats, including engines, cookers, heaters and even barbecues.

The Marine Accident Investigation Branch has investigated four accidents in four years where seven people have tragically died as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning on boats.

We are hoping to increase awareness of the dangers and promote the fitting of carbon monoxide alarms.

Follow this link to read the MAIB investigation into the Love for Lydia - fatal carbon monoxide poisoning on board motor cruiser.

pdf icon Carbon Monoxide Safety on Boats Leaflet [378kb]