Disstress pyrotechnics

Distress pyrotechnics come in various types: handheld, buoyant, or as parachute rockets.
The red parachute rocket is designed for long – range signaling.
During the day the visibility of the flare is up to 8 nautical miles and at night up to 21 nautical miles.
The rocket carries its payload to a height of 984 feet and then ejects a red flare.
The burning time is 40 seconds at 30.000 candelas.
The red hand flare is used for short – range signaling situations.
During a clear dark night the visibility of the flare is 5 nautical miles at sea level and 10 nautical miles from an aircraft.
In daylight the visibility is reduced.
The burning time is 60 seconds at a min. of 15.000 candelas, and the flare is red.
The buoyant orange smoke signal is used in daylight only, to pinpoint the distress position to a searching aircraft. It emits dense orange smoke for about 2 minutes.
It is very important to read the instructions for use on each distress signal carefully.
Store your signaling devices in a marked watertight container which should be readily available.
All pyrotechnics are equipped with a date of expiration.
Replace expired pyrotechnics as they become less reliable.
To dispose of them, return them to the manufacturer or to the nearest coast guard station.