Boat Safety Scheme: Carbon Monoxide alarms are a must for boats

The Boat Safety Scheme (BSS) is asking boaters to pay attention to the risk posed by carbon monoxide, as for the second time in six years, two inland boaters have died of carbon monoxide poisoning. 

This tragedy happened in a craft where equipment had been installed 'DIY', with improvised, unsuitable exhaust systems and no working carbon monoxide (CO) alarms, according the to the Marine Accident investigation Branch report published today on the vessel Diversion, on which two friends died in York on 4 December 2019. If there was a working carbon monoxide alarm on board, these two lives could have been saved. 

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