Know any danger signs on your boat


Any of the following could be signs that CO is filling your boat:

  • Staining, sooty smears, or discolouration on surfaces around an appliance or its flue
  • Appliances that are difficult to light or keep lit, burn weakly
  • Burners with yellow or orange or 'floppy' flames that threaten to go out
  • An unfamiliar, or burning smell when an LPG or oil appliance is on
  • Smelling or seeing smoke escaping regularly into the cabin when running your wood-burner or coal stove


  • Smelling engine exhaust fumes regularly inside the cockpit or cabin
Floppy flame Leaking appliance Exhaust fumes

>> Next - How to prevent CO