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.

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.

Electric Shock Drowning Prevention Association: https://www.electricshockdrowning.org/

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


Boaters ELCI


Marinas ELCI


Your marina members and guests rely on dependable power from dock pedestals to operate essential equipment like air conditioners, refrigerators and battery chargers, and to maintain a comfortable lifestyle while they’re on board. Without individual ELCI protection on every pedestal, one boat’s electrical leakage becomes every boater’s problem which can cause fatal electric shock drowning.

Retrofit Power with Marine ELCI

You can stop electrical leaks in your marina by retrofitting rather than dealing with the exorbitant cost of replacing dock pedestals. North Shore Safety’s Marine ELCI allows you to efficiently retrofit power at the source, on budget.

North Shore Safety specializes in ELCI and GFCI products, our engineers and support team understand what safety product your marine environment demands. The Marine ELCI gives you the power to efficiently retrofit dock pedestals without the financial burden of completely replacing each unit.

Marine 30A 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

Marine Gard

  • 50 Amp Permanent Mount
  • Class C (30mA trip)
  • NEMA 4X wet location rated

For pricing and purchasing, please contact the sale team at 440.205.9188 or email us at sales@nssltd.com

Learn more about Electrical Shock Drowning (ESD):

Electric Shock Drowning


Keep your family and guests safe when docked at home or away. North Shore Safety’s portable Marine ELCI immediately trips when it detects electrical leakage from your boat with a 30mA trip level, nuisance tripping is minimized while still providing potential lethal shock protection. Our Marine ELCI gives you peace of mind that your boat is not going to be the cause of an electrical shock drowning.

Portable Marine ELCI

  • Largest 30 Amp switching contacts in the industry – (high reliability)
  • Dual indication lights displaying power and fault status
  • Grounded neutral protection (on applicable models only)
  • Enclosure is Chemical and U.V. resistant
  • NEMA 4x and 6P wet location rated for indoor/outdoor applications
  • Double insulated user interface for added safety
  • Lengths of 2, 25 and 50 feet available.

Learn more about Electrical Shock Drowning (ESD): Electric Shock Drowning