Carbon Monoxide (CO) poisoning kills boaters every year. Odourless, tasteless and generated from incomplete combustion from engines, cookers, heaters, outboards, generators etc, it’s a real threat to boating safety. When CO enters the body, it prevents the blood from bringing oxygen to cells, tissues, and organs. Because you can’t see it, taste it or smell it, CO will kill quickly without warning. Small concentrations over a long period or high concentrations over a short period can kill. Early symptoms of CO poisoning can mimic many common ailments and may easily be confused with food poisoning, viral infections, flu or simple tiredness.
Digital Yacht’s CO Alert is a carbon monoxide detector and alarm with NMEA 2000 integration for maximum protection on board including pop up alerts on compatible MFDs as well as loud, audible alarms in cabin and a comprehensive self-testing function.
The sophisticated UL approved sensor can detect low concentrations of CO building up over a period of time as well as high levels requiring an immediate alarm. It’s powered direct from the boat’s DC battery system so is always on and monitoring whenever you’re on board. It consumes just 25mA of current.
The system can also be expanded further with Digital Yacht’s NavAlert general purpose alert and monitoring device and 4GX/5GX internet access systems. With this combination, SMS messages can be generated for a CO Alert and sent to a remote phone. CO Alert received a DAME Award Special Mention at METS 2023. CO Alert is priced at £250 ex vat and ships in December 2023.
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“The US. Coast Guard revealed that more than 800 people have been poisoned by boating-related carbon monoxide in the last 15 years, with over 140 of these poisonings resulting in fatalities.”
“Carbon monoxide (CO) is one of the most dangerous poisons because often boaters don’t realize it’s present until it’s too late. It’s important to educate yourself about the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning so that you can protect yourself and your fellow boaters.”
“Over the past 10 years, the UK MAIB has investigated five accidents that involved CO poisoning”