VIRGINIA (AP) — Some boaters are warning that a lithium-ion battery used in some underwater vehicles could explode if left unattended.
Boat battery companies are warning owners to keep their boats in their cabins when not in use.
Battery explosions are common in these types of devices, and the American Society of Civil Engineers estimates they cause more than $4 billion in damage annually.
A battery can be an essential piece of a boat, especially if you’re going to the water for recreation or a short boat trip.
But it also can make life a lot more difficult when it runs out of juice.
Batteries are designed to last a lifetime, and they’re often used in portable boats for short trips.
They’re not designed to survive a battery explosion.
Battery manufacturers have been scrambling to find solutions to this problem, but not everyone is happy with their ideas.
The American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) says battery manufacturers have yet to come up with an acceptable way to safely recharge the batteries in an underwater vehicle, so there’s a real risk of a battery exploding.
In fact, the batteries used in underwater vehicles can cause serious problems if the batteries aren’t carefully cleaned and kept away from the water.
The ASTM recommends cleaning batteries by submerging them in water for at least 30 minutes.
In addition, batteries that are in their battery packs should be placed in a cool, dry place.
The batteries should also be in an area where they won’t catch fire.
The agency says it’s important to test the batteries periodically for any signs of failure.
Batteries can be dangerous in the ocean.
In January, the U.S. Coast Guard detected a dangerous surge of toxic algae near the U,S.
It was one of many accidents that happened along the Atlantic coast, including the explosion of a small fishing boat that caught fire in the water off the Florida Keys.
It also happened near a nearby port.
The Coast Guard said the accident was caused by the improper removal of a safety device that was used to prevent the algae from spreading.
The device, a safety cap, was found to be inoperable and must be replaced.
The ASTM says batteries are designed for long-term operation and should be kept in a well-ventilated area away from other electronics.
But, the agency says, there’s no way to guarantee the safety of batteries that have not been properly cleaned and maintained.
The problem of underwater explosions is not limited to the U.,S.
The NTSB says more than 200 marine incidents have been reported in 2016 alone involving batteries in boats.
The incidents have involved an explosion or fire in a boat that was not fully submerged.