Category Archives: Boating Safety

CO alarms save lives!

“If you have any fuel burning appliances aboard, an engine or generator, fit a suitable audible carbon monoxide alarm for an added re-assurance.” – Boat Safety Scheme Boaters are being urged to install a carbon monoxide alarm as the save … Continue reading

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‘Be aware of CO alarms not working’, warns the Boat Safety Scheme

Choosing the right CO alarm could be the best purchase you ever make but be aware of false claims! Following media reports this June about non-working imported carbon monoxide (CO) alarms sold on internet shopping sites, the Boat Safety Scheme … Continue reading

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Carbon Monoxide Risk Warning

As the 2018 boating season gets underway, following the deaths of four people and emergency treatment for two more, the BSS has a blunt warning for boaters using petrol engines, especially large petrol engines, which Marine Accident Investigation Branch investigations … Continue reading

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Boat Safety Scheme Officers Report

Significant risks, drawn from Boat Safety incident and accident data for the 9 months to end of October 2016. Of 133 reported incidents/accidents 55 were fire or explosion (including the immediate risk of) Within these numbers 11 were related to … Continue reading

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Abstracted safety data from the Boat Safety Scheme 2015 Annual report of incidents and accidents

During the year there was 8 people killed in boating activities on inland waterways or related coastal activity. Of 7 MOB incidents 3 were whilst the boats were mooring or in locks. We are aware of these dangers but don’t … Continue reading

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