Comet Orange Smoke Signal
Compact, flat-top day-time orange smoke distress signal providing effective position marking or indication of wind direction during rescue operations
The Comet Orange Smoke Signal is a compact, flat top, day time distress signal designed to be easy and safe to handle. It provides effective position marking during rescue operations and can be used to indicate wind direction, producing dense orange smoke for a minimum of 3 minutes.
Approved for 4 years from manufacture date
- Weight: 370 g (13.1 oz)
- Temp Op Min: -1 °C
- Temp Op Max: 30 °C (86.0 °F)
- Temp Store Min: -30 °C
- Temp Store Max: 75 °C (167.0 °F)
- Flare Color: Orange
- Flare Burn Time Minimum: 3 min
- Ignition Method: Top Pull-wire Igniter with 2s Safety Delay
When to Use
The Orange Smoke Signal is a small and compact distress signal for daylight use only, designed for stowage in liferafts. Signal for position marking during rescue operations. Indicates wind direction .Safe to use on oil or petrol covered water. Conforming to SOLAS 74/88 as amended . Two signals are required carriage in SOLAS liferafts and lifeboats. Two are supplied in RORC and Offshore leisure kits. To use: Peel off top cap, pull string sharply away from body. A 2 second delay allows time to throw the canister downwind into the water.
Ideally should be stored in the robust, specially designed polybottle, or in a dry, easily accessed location at ambient temperature.
Hazardous item! Dispose of responsibly through approved channels in accordance with local regulations.