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Old 08-01-2012, 01:43 AM   #20
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Originally Posted by psneeld View Post
I wonder what professional divers (hull cleaning, zincs, etc) do before entering the water to check for electrocution?
A prudent hull cleaner will unplug the boat he is working on from the shorepower, however, many (probably most) do not and never suffer any problems.

That being said, almost all electric shock drownings occur in freshwater. It is almost unheard of in saltwater. To say that swimming in a (saltwater) marina is foolish or even particularly dangerous is simply ignorant. For example, in the 18 years that I have been cleaning boat bottoms here in the Bay Area, well over 1,000,000 in-water service events have taken place, virtually of them in marinas, without a single electric shock drowning occurring.
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