Most boaters are aware of the dangers of speeding, or operating a boat under the influence of alcohol, as well as other types of boating safety dangers; however, very few will appreciate the dangers from another silent killer: Carbon monoxide poisoning. Carbon monoxide is a silent, yet deadly killer. It is an odorless, colorless gas that can kill a person within a few seconds without him even being aware of it. That’s what makes it so dangerous.
In a boat, you may be in danger of carbon monoxide fumes from your generator or engine. This summer season as more and more Indiana residents go out onto the water to enjoy a few hours, it’s important to ensure that you and your passengers are completely safe from the dangers of carbon monoxide fumes.
The first step is awareness. Learn about how carbon monoxide fumes can be generated on your boat. Learn of all the danger areas, including your generator exhaust outlets. You as the boat operator and all your passengers must avoid these areas.