The Captain Rob Cozen
Certified Marine Surveyor NewsLetter
July 1998 Archive

CARBON MONOXIDE GAS


Carbon 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


PREVENTION

Observe exhaust fumes from your boat and other boats and act accordingly

Ventilate all cabins and cockpit areas thoroughly

Install a 12-volt powered Carbon Monoxide detector

BE AWARE OF DANGERS THAT CANNOT BE SEEN!

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