It Only Works If You Use It

This article discusses the importance of using of an engine cutoff switch to avoid injuries or death. In the event of a man overboard, the boat continues in a circle without the operator, in many cases resulting in blunt trauma and propeller injury. This is often referred to as the “circle of death.” Statistics show that collisions, swamping, flooding, and grounding represented 54 percent of all the accidents whereby the vessel does not sink. For these events, it is important that the motor is shut down and the vessel is rendered immobile, by using the engine cutoff switch to prevent further injury.


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  • Accession Number: 01632914
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 28 2017 10:39AM