>Coast Guard Issues Safety Alert on Portable Generator Use Aboard Recreational Houseboats

>The Coast Guard recently issued a safety alert advising of the recent death of three persons on a recreational houseboat who were overcome by carbon monoxide from a portable generator. The Coast Guard strongly encourages boaters to ensure proper ventilation to prevent the accumulation of combustion gases from any equipment and also urges the use of carbon monoxide detectors for internal enclosed areas of boats, particularly sleeping quarters.