Carbon Monoxide

Carbon monoxide (CO) can harm and even kill you inside or outside your boat!

Did you also know:

  • CO symptoms are similar to seasickness or alcohol intoxication.
  • CO can affect you whether you’re underway, moored, or anchored.
  • You cannot see, smell, or taste CO.
  • CO can make you sick in seconds. In high enough concentrations, even a few breaths can be fatal.

Most important of all, did you know carbon monoxide poisonings are preventable. Every boater should be aware of the risks associated with carbon monoxide – what it is; where it may accumulate; and the symptoms of CO poisoning. To protect yourself, your passengers, and those around you, learn all you can about CO.

To view NIOSH Engineering Reports on Carbon Monoxide and the dangers please visit the NIOSH website at:

To view The Center for Disease Control’s NIOSH information page on Carbon Monoxide dangers, please visit:

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