The Captain Rob Cozen
Certified Marine Surveyor NewsLetter
CARBON MONOXIDE GAS
Monoxide is a poisonous gas. All gasoline-powered engines and
generators exhaust carbon monoxide gas (CO) when in operation.
CO is colorless, odorless and deadly. When CO is breathed, it
inhibits proper respiration.
Indications of excessive exposure are drowsiness, dizziness,
nausea and/or vomiting. Prolonged exposure can result in unconsciousness,
brain damage and death.
CONDITIONS THAT CAUSE CO EXPOSURE
- At dockside or dead in the water
- Blockage of exhaust by seawalls, docks, fenders or other
- Exhaust from other boats alongside or adjacent to your boat
- Side curtains, aft curtains, and/or canvas tops can slow
or stop proper ventilation
- Back-draft at slower speeds
- Adverse wind conditions can force exhaust emissions into
cabin and cockpit
- High bow angles can inhibit proper ventilation and can cause
back-flow of exhaust emissions
Observe exhaust fumes from your boat and other boats and act
Ventilate all cabins and cockpit areas thoroughly
Install a 12-volt powered Carbon Monoxide detector
BE AWARE OF DANGERS THAT CANNOT
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