Don't Get Tripped by New Shore Power
Changes are coming to shore power at marinas and docks. Since 2011, efforts have been underway from both the building code side and from the boat building side to address safety issues due to a stray electrical current in and around docks and marinas. The National Electrical Code (NEC) Article 555 addresses electrical shock drownings caused by leakage of electrical current from A/C shore power facilities on docks and marinas. Concurrently, the American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) section E-11.11 has made changes to address A/C power leakage from boats into surrounding waters that endanger nearby people and boats.