Investigations start following the death of two people from CO poisoning.
"Each year boaters die or are made seriously ill from carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning - Boats are built to keep water out, but this also makes them good containers for gases and fumes."
When carbon-based, appliance and engine fuels, such as gas, LPG, coal, wood, paraffin, oil, petrol and diesel don't burn completely, CO is produced.
CO build-up in the cabin can occur with one or a mix of these factors:
- with faulty, badly maintained, or misused appliances
- exhaust fumes from a boat's engine or generator
- escaped flue gases from solid fuel stoves
- short supply of air - fuels need the right amount of oxygen to burn safely
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