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USCG: Ethylene vapors activate CO alarm

USCG issued a safety alert informing marine inspectors and other interested persons that ethylene vapors on LNG carriers activate CO alarm. Specifically, during an examination of a LNG carrier whose cargo tanks contained ethylene vapors, PSC Officers received alarms on their portable 4 Gas meters giving a reading of 60 to 100 parts per-million CO.

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Carbon Monoxide: The ‘silent killer’

The video, produced by Marine and Safety Tasmania, provides an educational insight on the dangers from carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning onboard. Warning signs of CO poisoning include flu-like symptoms, such as headache, dizziness, confusion, fatigue and feeling extremely nauseated, especially if more than one person onboard is experiencing these signs.

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