Pains Wessex Flares can boast worldwide SOLAS approvals, including MED
(wheel marked), USCG and manufacturing to ISO 9001 standard. You must be
18 years or over to purchase flares
The Pains Wessex ORC/RORC Offshore Distress Flares kit is valid until December 2017 for
the maximum 4 season's use. It contains 4 Collision White Handflares, 2
Lifesmokes, 4 Red Handflares and 4 Para Red Rockets. Suitable for use
on craft sailing further than 7 miles from shore.
White Handflare: For use in day and night short range warning collision situations and for illuminating small areas
Lifesmoke MK8 / Orange Buoyant Smoke:
A small and compact distress signal for daylight use only. Signal for
position marking during rescue operations. Indicates wind direction.
Safe use on oil or petrol covered water. Conforming to SOLAS 74/88 as
Red Handflare: For use day or night the Pains Wessex MK8 red handflare is a short-range distress signal used to pinpoint position during day or night. It burns with a light intensity of 15,000 candela for a duration of 60 seconds. May
be carried on the ship’s bridge and is a requirement in ship’s
lifeboats and liferafts. The handflare is suitable for use on other
commercial and recreational boats.
Para Red Rocket: A day or night long-range distress signal, suitable for use in recreational boats. Conforms
to SOLAS 74/88 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.