Chemicals on board your boat
Chemicals are carried on vessels in bulk as cargo or in containers, barrels, and gas cylinders. There are also a range of chemicals found in a boat's stores and equipment, such as pesticides, acids, and cleaning agents.
You can reduce the likelihood of chemicals leaking into the marine environment by:
- Using clean water for everyday deck scrubbing.
- Checking chemical safety data sheets to determine if the chemical is safe to use.
- Reading the product information panel before deciding on a chemical cleaner.
- Making sure dangerous goods are packaged, marked, labelled, and stowed according to the dangerous goods regulations.
Read more about protecting our marine environment.