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Pyrotechnics / Marine Distress Signals & Safety Equipment

When you specify lifesaving equipment for your vessel, you need to know – beyond any doubt – that it is the most reliable and cost-effective available. With Pains Wessex advanced pyrotechnic marine distress signals, you can be sure you have made the right choice.


COMAR Quick Release Ring Buoy Bracket
Strobe Light USCG Approved Series 161.010 Minimum 15 Hours
Interchangeable for Port or Starboard use

STOWAGE BRACKET for manoverboard bridge signals and life ring buoys. Operates with a single pull to EJECT a spring loaded 30 inch diameter, 4.5 kg (approximately 9 pounds) ring buoy, SOLAS/USCG approved, which is of a sufficient weight to release a 15-minute orange floating smoke signal and 15-hour strobe light. Assures proper ignition, steel construction, and two units required per vessel.

The Quick Release is considered to satisfactorily meet the requirements of SOLAS Chapter III, Regulation 71.3 and 46 CFR 199.70 (A)(1)(V) for the required means of quick release. All installations should be accomplished under the supervision of a Coast Guard inspector.

As shown, complete with Orange Ring Buoy, Orange Float Line, Strobe Light, and 15-minute Orange Floating Smoke Signal.

Shipping weight, complete unit (palletized): 210 LBS
Release Unit Only (Frames & Brackets): 72 LBS*
Both Port & Starboard release units: 144 LBS*
* Shipped in a KD carton (can be shipped by UPS)

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Red Handflare Mk8

Red Handflare Mk8 A hand-held red flare designed to withstand exceptional environmental exposure and to perform reliably under extreme conditions. The flare is encased in a steel tube for safety to eliminate damage from burning ashes. For greater operational ease and safety, it is fitted with an integral pull, twist and strike firing mechanism. Additional features of this signal are that waterproofing is achieved without the use of sealing tapes, hence easier operation, and once ignited the flare will continue to operate if immersed in water.

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Para Red Rocket MK8A

Para Red Rocket MK8A The Pains Wessex Para Red MK8A Rocket 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.

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Parachute Illuminating Rocket MK8

Parachute Illuminating rocket MK8 The parachute illuminating rocket is used in search and rescue operations at night or for collision warning. Designed to withstand exceptional environmental exposure and to perform reliably even after immersion in water, the pull wire ignitor and imroved grip provides easy handling. Rocket ejects a white flare at 300m (100ft), which burns for 30 seconds at 90,000 candela

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Lifesmoke MK8

Lifesmoke MK8 The Pains Wessex Lifesmoke MK8 is a compact, flat top 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.

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Manoverboard 360

Manoverboard 360 The Pains Wessex Manoverboard 360 Lifebuoy Marker features a unique patented self-activated lighting system which far exceeds SOLAS requirements for light output and duration, and also provides 15 minutes of dense orange smoke. The Pains Wessex Buoysmoke MK2 is identical except that it does not feature the lighting system.

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Speedline 250 Body and Line

Speedline 250 Body and Line A self-contained line-throwing unit consisting of a weatherproof plastic casing with end caps; incorporating a handle, trigger assembly, rocket, striker and 275m of ready-flaked buoyant orange line. Fully compliant to the latest international SOLAS legislation and meets world-wide approval standards.

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Polybottle

Polybottle 12 or 3 litre Polybottle Waterproof storage for flares and rockets.

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Ship's Bridge Distress Set

Ship's Bridge Distree Set Designed to meet the SOLAS/MED/USCG regulation which requires 12 para red rockets on a ships bridge, this kit is conveniently stowed in our large waterproof polybottle.

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2-Channel VHF GMDSS Survival Radio

2-Channel VHF GMDSS Survival Radio Transmits and receives on VHF Channels 16 and 6. Capable of withstanding total immersion to 10 ft. (3.3 m). Floats to prevent being lost overboard like other radios. Can be stored in a survival craft for up to 5 years. Easily replaceable "push/twist/lock" battery; 5 year replacement life. Operating life: 8 hours @ -20° C (-4° F), longer in temperate waters.

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Multi-channel VHF GMDSS Survival Radio

Multi-channel VHF GMDSS Survival Radio All maritime Simplex channels, including weather. Automatic selection of channel 16 upon switch-on. Floats to allow retrieval if lost overboard unlike other radios. Simple touch pad operation for unskilled users or gloved hands. Highly visible yellow case waterproof to 10 ft (3.3 m). Can be packed in life rafts/lifeboats. Coiled lanyard, belt clip and adjustable wrist lanyard. Antenna, circuitry and power are tuned for maximum range. Reflective tip on antenna. Comes with user-replaceable lithium battery - rechargeable battery with charger available. Operating life: 8 hours continuous (lithium), up to 6 hours (rechargeable).

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C-Strobe™ with C-Clip

C-Strobe™ with C-Clip Intense strobe light visible up to 2 miles (3.2 km). Waterproof and corrosion resistant case New attachment pin engages top cap; prevents accidental disassembly. Designed to meet the demands of sea, ideal for car, boat crew, campers, crisis or whenever a reliable efficient light is needed. Slim, lightweight design. Comes with steel clip and adjustable Velcro strap; can be mounted on bicycle frame, pole, etc.

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C-Light™ w/ C-Clip

C-Light™ w/ C-Clip Designed to meet the demands of sea, ideal for car, boat crew, campers, crisis or whenever a reliable efficient light is needed. Slim lightweight design fits easily in a pocket, hangs discreetly when attached to life vest or jacket.

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Mini B™ 300 ILS

Mini B™ 300 ILS In-line speaker emits audio warble to confirm activation and transmission of distress signal or to notify of accidental activation. Exclusive ACR audio indication of transmission allows effective self-test. New, durable, stainless steel antenna is automatically unfolded via quick-release antenna trigger.

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SM-2

SM-2 Upgraded polycarbonate blend case, improved impact rating; UV, temperature and chemical resistant. Perfect for commercial marine, petro-marine, divers, cruisers, and any application needing a reliable COB light. Automatically rights itself and activates when in the water. High intensity Xenon strobe gives 360° visibility.

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HemiLight™ (Manual Activation)

HemiLight™ (Manual Activation) HL8-9M manually activates with built-in switch. Bright, steady light of .75 cd intensity visible all directions of the upper hemisphere. Attachment tabs accommodate up to 2.5 cm (1 inch) wide webbing. Dragon Clip™ (included) provides secure retro-fit attachment to almost any style life jacket in a matter of seconds.

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AquaFix™

AquaFix™ Accidents happen every day on the water, whether your boat goes down, man overboard, or a storm has left your boat incapacitated. On the water, an every day accident instantly can become a life threatening situation if you are not prepared. Why wait days being stranded in the hopes that someone will find you? Put the power in the palm of your hand with the AquaFix™ 406 GPS PLB. Now you can turn that life threatening situation into a successful rescue story.

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GlobalFix™ Cat I

HemiLight™ (Manual Activation) FastACQTM GPS engine acquires LAT/LON from a cold start better than normal GPS engines. 100 m (110 yds) GPS position accuracy, optimum allowed by COSPAS-SARSAT. Floats upright with high visibility built-in strobe. Transmits on 406 MHz (COSPAS-SARSAT) with your registered, digitally-coded distress signal, and 121.5 MHz (SAR homing frequency). Automatically activated when out of bracket and in the water or manually activated. Only EPIRB available that provides a GPS acquisition test, a full functional self test of internal circuitry, and battery voltage test.

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Satellite2 406™ Cat I

Satellite2 406™ Cat I Accidents happen every day on the water, whether your boat goes down, man overboard, or a storm has left your boat incapacitated. On the water, an every day accident instantly can become a life threatening situation if you are not prepared. Why wait days being stranded in the hopes that someone will find you? Put the power in the palm of your hand with the AquaFix™ 406 GPS PLB. Now you can turn that life threatening situation into a successful rescue story.

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Pathfinder™ SART

Pathfinder™ SART Enhances radar returns with 12 intense blips, whereby the first blip represents the SART. Unit transmits through the 9.2-9.5 GHz band marine radar when interrogated by radar. Vessel mounting bracket and collapsible pole stowed inside SART. Exclusive ACR Test mode for visual/audible feedback. High impact polystyrene case designed to withstand rugged environments.

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Firefly2® Doublefly

Firefly2® Doublefly Multi-function switch selects between strobe light for visibility at great distances or steady incandescent light for close-up recovery work. Conceived as state-of-the-art replacement for famous Firefly forerunners, 4F and 4G. Large sliding switch allows for easy operation by gloved hands.Specially-designed base platform allows unit to stand upright easily.

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