Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

This note from Jonathan Mosse and the link below to an article from Narrowboat World serves as a timely reminder of how easy it is to kill yourself on a boat.

I had a good friend and work colleague, also a retained fireman, who had to breakĀ into a boat close to where I was moored. It’s two, very dead, occupants were still looking most peaceful and composed sitting in their favourite comfy chairs, arranged in front of the multi fuel stove, where they’d settled themselves for an evening’s reading after supper the night before.
Only thing was the draught through the low level door air vents had clearly been causing them some discomfort so they’d taped them up ………
Here endeth the first (and in their case only) lesson.