ADEC Marine can offer a complete range of pyrotechnics - red parachute rockets, red and white hand flares, buoyant orange smoke signals, handheld orange smoke signals, man overboard units, pen signal kits, white parachute illuminating rockets, day and night signals. All fully approved to the latest standards and Regulations.
What type of distress flares and how many should I carry?
- Inshore Flare Pack – for vessels up to 3 miles from shore or safe haven should carry a minimum of 2 red hand held flares and 2 orange hand smoke flares.
- Coastal Flare Pack - If sailing for the day in the Coastal Zone which is up to 7 miles from shore or safe haven then you would need to carry 2 red hand held flares, 2 red parachute rocket flares and 2 orange hand smoke flares
- If you are sailing at night or in fog, it is best to carry a few white hand flares to signal the position of your boat to avoid potential collisions.
- If sailing in an Offshore area being over 7 miles from shore or safe haven then carry 4 red hand held flares, 4 red parachute rocket flares and 2 buoyant orange smoke flares.
Always make sure you instruct all the crew in the use of emergency distress flares.
Keep gloves near your flare pack – red hand flares burn at 2000 degrees!