The Offshore Distress Kit contains a comprehensive combination of propelled and handheld flares of both long and short visibility range designed to signal distress in an emergency situation. The buoyant Lifesmoke can be used to indicate position and wind direction once potential rescuer is sighted. This kit can also be supplied with a buoyant and waterproof 12 litre Polybottle, which is ideal for storage.
4 x Red Parachute Rocket
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.
4 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.
2 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.