The Lifeboat Distress Kit meets the SOLAS/MED/USCG regulation which requires a set of pyrotechnics to be carried in a lifeboat comprising of the below items:
4 x Red Parachute Rockets
The Pains Wessex Para Red Rocket MK8A conforms to SOLAS 74 as amended. Designed to withstand exceptional environmental exposure and to perform reliably even after immersion in water, the pull wire ignitor and improved grip provides easy handling. Ejecting a red flare on a parachute at 300m (1000ft), burning for 40 seconds at 30,000 candela.
6 x Red Handflares
Red hand-held, short range distress signal. Used to pinpoint location by day or night. Burns for 60 seconds at 15,000 candela. Features a unique telescopic handle making it very compact and space saving when stowed in a liferaft. Easily extended and pull wire operated.
4 x Lifesmoke
The Pains Wessex Lifesmoke MK9 is a compact, flat top, day time distress signal designed to be easy to use and safe to handle. It provides effective position marking during rescue operations and can be used to indicate wind direction, producing dense orange smoke for a minimum of 3 minutes.
1 x 12 Litre Polybottle
The Pains Wessex Polybottles are rugged, buoyant containers, ideal for storing distress signals. Complete with handle and textured lid for easy opening and handling in an emergency. The Large Polybottle is waterproof and has a 12 litre (2.4 gal) capacity.