Application:For use day or night the Pains Wessex MK8 red handflare is a short-range distress signal used to pinpoint position. May be carried on ships bridge and six are required to be fitted in ships lifeboats and liferafts. The handflare is suitable for use on other commercial and recreational boats.
- Pull out red end until telescopic tube is fully extended and engaged.
- Unscrew red end cap and point away.
- Pull ball out sharply to fire.
- Hold at arms length. Point downwind. End plug ejects after 2 seconds delay.
Storage:Ideally stored in the robust, specially designed Polybottle, or in a dry, easily accessed location at ambient temperature.
|Model||PainsWessex Red Handflare MK8|
|Length||175 mm (6.9 in)|
|Length with handle pulled out||280 mm (11 in)|
|Diameter||28 mm (1.1 in)|
|Weight Max||176 g (6.2 oz)|
|Light intensity||15,000 candela|
|Burning time||60 seconds|
|Colour of light||Red|
|Net Explosive Content Max||63 kg (2.22 oz)|
|Approvals||Conforms to SOLAS 72 as amended, IMO resolution MSC. 81(70) Part 1, (MED) 96/98/EC, BG 426.005, BAM-P1-0594, 0589-P1-0617, USCG and other major maritime authorities worldwide.|