Marine electrical safety for vessels at marinas

By Mark Smith, Engineering Surveyor

I recently visited a local marina, and out of curiosity, conducted a spot check on the shore
connections. I was amazed to discover over 85% of connections were unsafe!
It seems boaties are either unaware, or simply being complacent about their boat’s electrical
safety. As the Master of your craft, you are responsible for the safety of your vessel and all
who board it.
With potential hazards such as electrocution and fire looming, it prompted me to share the
important things
you need to know when you are connecting your boat to power at the
marina.

power connection

If you would like to read the full article from Mark, please click here.

Based in Brisbane, Australia, Mark Smith is an AMSA Accredited Marine Surveyor, qualified electrician, and a Chartered Marine Engineer with over 40 years’ experience. Mark is a member of the Australasian Institute of Marine Surveyors, and Fellow of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST). Mark is the owner of SET Maritime & Electrical, designer of the revolutionary new shore connection device – ESHORE.

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