Wednesday, February 14, 2007

CO and the towboat driver

Posted at the BoatUS. com Consumer Protection Bureau:

"According to U.S. Coast Guard accident statistics, nearly 200 fatal CO poisonings are known to have occurred on or near recreational boats over the years. Since the symptoms from exposure to low levels are similar to seasickness, the actual number of boaters who have been affected by CO may be considerably higher than statistics indicate. "

It occurs to me that we spend hours towing downwind, usually under a 3 sided wheelhouse. Cabon Monoxide is deadly stuff, so this is just something to keep in mind.