Distress Flares

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Fishing vessels are required to carry flares as described below.

man igniting a parachute flare, head averted.

The Parachute flare is easily seen from the surface or the air, and burns at least 40 seconds.  

man igniting a "multi-star" flare.

The "Multi-star" flare is also easily seen from the surface or the air. It burns four to five seconds. (If a single star shell is used, two shells should be carried for every flare.)  

close-up of hand igniting another "multi-star" flare.

* For specific Regulation Requirements check the Regulations that apply to your vessel.

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