A day or night long-range distress signal. 12 may be carried on ships bridge and there is a requirement for 4 in ships lifeboats and liferafts. Also suitable for use in other commercial and recreational boats.
- Hold signal firmly by ribbed handle. Unscrew RED bottom cap. Do not point at people or property.
- Hold rocket vertically above head pointing away from body.
- Ensure hands remain clear of top. To fire – pull red ball sharply down.
Ideally, stored in the robust, specially designed Polybottle, or in a dry, easily accessed location at ambient temperature.
|Model||PainsWessex Para Red Rocket MK8A|
|Length||287 mm (11.3 in)|
|Diameter at handle||38 mm (1.5 in)|
|Diameter||32 mm (1.25 in)|
|Weight Max||245 g (8.23 oz)|
|NEC Max||92 g (3.25 oz)|
|Light intensity||30,000 candela|
|Burning time||40 seconds|
|Colour of light||Red|
|Altitude||300 m (985 ft)|
|Approvals||Conforms to SOLAS 74 as amended, IMO Resolution 81(70) and 96/98/EC. MED - BGV 425.007, BAM-P2-0059, 0589-P2-0046, USCG and other major maritime authorities world wide.|