Flares

Flares must be carried in boats operating in both semi-protected and unprotected waters. They are used to indicate that help is needed and show your boat's location to a search vessel.

Flares should always be stored in a waterproof container and must be replaced before the expiry date printed on the packaging. Expired flares need to be safely disposed of.

Know how to release a flare. Remember that flares contain a small charge and can cause injury if misused so take care when handling and using them. They should be stored away from the reach of small children.

Excerpt from www.sa.gov.au

 

Inshore Flare Kit

2 x Red Handheld Flares.

For day or night use this flare is a shortrange distress signal used to pinpoint position. Designed to withstand exceptional environmental exposure and to perform reliably even after immersion in water. Featuring a telescopic handle with improved grip, easily extended for safe handling and operation by pull wire ignitor. Produces hot red flame for 60 seconds at 15000 candela.

2 x Orange Smoke Flares.

This hand-held marine distress signal is for daytime use to indicate position and wind direction once potential rescuer is sighted. Produces dense orange smoke for 60 seconds.

                                                                       Once flares are ignited hold away from you and as high as possible until finished.

Parachute Rocket Flare

1 x Red Rocket Flare

The Aurora red parachute rocket is a long range aerial distress signal, 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. This is a day or night long range distress signal for use on land or sea in an emergency situation. This flare is visible up to 30 miles away and is suitable for coastal and offshore use by all recreational craft. To operate, 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.