Are lithium-ion batteries on yachts safe?

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Lithium-ion powered vessels and toys are increasing their market share year on year, with market drivers being environmental regulations, advances in technology and a progressive consumer mindset.

As such the implications, and realities, of a casualty when lithium is involved can be very significant and a panel of marine personnel is now asking if lithium-ion batteries on yachts are safe.

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