The flare is encased in a steel tube for safety to eliminate risk of damage from burning ashes. It has a capability of shorter range distress signaling to pin point position with a light output of 15,00 candela and flaring for 60 seconds duration.
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 during immersion.This is located in port and starboard lifeboat with 6 pieces each boat.
Method of operation :
Strike base of handle sharply with palm of hand or on hard surface.