BSS points boaters to important safety issues highlighted by Windermere’s Easter tragedy

On the eve of Boat Fire Safety Week, the Boat Safety Scheme(BSS) is pointing UK boaters to the safety issues identified today in the Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) Safety Bulletin concerning the death of mother and her 10-year old daughter aboard the motor cruiser Arniston on Lake Windermere at Easter.

Indications are that the deaths were caused by poisoning from carbon monoxide (CO) gas. The initial findings of the MAIB are that exhaust fumes spread from the engine bay into the cabin when an improvised exhaust and silencer became detached from a ‘suitcase’ style portable petrol-engined generator.

You can read the BBS bulletin here