Electric Shock Drowning

How is your marina preventing accidental electrical current leaks? Are you doing everything possible to create a safe environment at your marina to prevent electrical shock drowning?

Marina Electrical Current Leakage

Marinas like yours, shoulder a serious responsibility to protect boaters and guests. That includes complying with evolving regulations and preventing fatal risk. As a specialist in ELCI (Equipment Leakage Circuit Interrupter) and ground fault protection devices, North Shore Safety designs and manufactures standard and custom electrical safety products for the marine industry that can weather the storm and provide peace of mind.

Electric Leakage In Water Diagram

What is Electrical Shock Drowning?

Electric Shock Drowning (ESD) is the result of the passage of a typically low level AC current through the body with sufficient force to cause skeletal muscular paralysis, rendering the victim unable to help himself / herself, while immersed in fresh water, eventually resulting in drowning of the victim. Higher levels of AC current in the water will also result in electrocution. Electric Shock Drowning (ESD) has become the catch all phrase that encompasses all in-water shock casualties and fatalities.

How Is Your Marina Addressing ESD Risk?

Test data shows that most stray electrical current in marina waters comes from boats. How is your marina addressing this risk? Signs alone are not enough. People still end up in the water from accidental falls, not seeing, or simply ignoring the signs.

North Shore Safety 30 amp and 50 amp ELCI

  • 30 amp and 50 amp permanent and portable mount available
  • NEMA 4x wet location rated
  • Enclosure withstands chemical and UV light exposure
  • Standard and custom models


Boat with inline ELCI

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ELCI protected pedestal

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