New Website to Help Boaters Live Safely With Their Stoves

Issue date: 25th November 2011

The Boat Safety Scheme has launched a set of web pages, published with the aim of helping people who have a solid fuel stove on their boat, to live with it safely.

Last year there were 14 incidents involving solid fuel stoves being used on boats and in the last decade at least two dozen boaters have been hurt and five have died in incidents linked to stove use.

Boaters with solid fuel stoves on their boats have a new source of advice to help avoid the two deadly threats of fire and carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning, and at the same time, save money on fuel, with the launch of a stove safety portal on the Boat Safety Scheme (BSS) stay-safe website,