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Pains Wessex Parachute Red Rocket


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  • The Pains Wessex Parachute Red Rocket is a day or night long-range distress signal that 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 provide easy handling.

    Twelve should be carried on the ship's bridge and four are required in a ship's lifeboats and liferafts. They are also suitable for use in other commercial and recreational boats.

    To use: remove red end cap. Hold firmly, vertically above the head at arm's length. Turn the head away and pull the toggle. A rocket is ejected instantaneously with a loud report and slight recoil. Be careful not to direct towards people or property.

    • Approved to latest worldwide SOLAS specification
    • Ejects a red flare on a parachute at 300m (985 ft)
    • Burns for minimum of 40 seconds at minimum 30,000 candela
    • Length: 295mm (11.6”)
    • Light intensity: 30,000 candela
    • Burning time: 40 seconds
    • Diameter at handle: 38mm (1.5”)
    • Diameter: 32mm (1.25”)
    • Colour of light: red
    • Weight: 235g (8.23 oz)
    • Ignition: pull-wire ignitor
    • Net explosive content: 84g (2.94 oz)