Flares are an essential part of the safety equipment to be carried on board all rally yachts and our official safety partner, Ocean Safety Ltd have just released a complete video guide to pyrotechnics. The Ocean Safety experts are familiar with the ARC Safety Equipment Requirements and all WCC rally participants also benefit from exclusive pricing on Ocean Safety equipment by ordering via http://www.worldcruisingclub.oceansafety.com/
Ocean Safety are the exclusive distributor for Hansson PyroTech, who are world class producers of IKAROS pyrotechnic distress signals, for both the commercial and leisure marine industry.
Pyrotechnics are a crucial part of any vessel’s life-saving equipment, used predominately to signal for help, but can also be used to make other vessels aware of your position to avoid collision.
You can’t beat using traditional pyrotechnic flares for being found during a search and rescue operation at sea. They are unmistakably visible as distress flares during a visual search and can’t be confused with a strong navigation light. They are also unbeatable when the search is using infrared cameras which pick up the heat of the flare. Keeping pyrotechnics on board is vital for sending a clear and unmistakable distress message if in need of rescue at sea.