Captain Morgan
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Antidote for Methanol is Ethanol.

Consumption of Methanol will lead to permanent blindness, not so permanent as next stage of methanol effect is death.

In appendix 15 of Medical First Aid Guide for Use in Accidents Involving Dangerous Goods (MFAG) included in the supplement of IMDG Code  reference to methanol poisoning leads to  table no. 19.

Table no. 19 advises  that if a mouthful or more methanol is swallowed, regardless of symptoms give 25 ml of ethyl alcohol 99.25% in 250 to 300 ml water or soft drink . Remember It does not advise to pick a bottle of Bacardi or Captain Morgan’s rum from the bonded store 😉

In all cases ship staff must radio for medical advise.

In IMDG Code Methanol is listed as UN 1230, Class 3 with subsidiary risk 6.1 ( flammable toxic liquid) & Ethanol  as UN 1170, Class 3 ( flammable liquid )

For more information about Medical First Aid on board ships carrying dangerous goods refer to MFAG.

t.A.T.u. Bacardi B-LIVE in Moscow
t.A.T.u. Bacardi B-LIVE in Moscow (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Safe drinking & Happy Sailing!!

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