What are pyrotechnics?

Pyrotechnics are the distress flares used at the time of abandoning the ship or used in survival crafts which produces visual signals (light or smoke signals)  to attract attention of the other crafts at sea.

How many types of pyrotechnics are onboard and what are the carrying requirements for pyrotechnics?
  • Rocket parachute: 12pieces on bridge and 4 pieces in each lifeboat and liferaft
  • Hand Flare: 6 pieces for each lifeboat and life raft
  • Smoke signal:  2  pieces for each lifeboat and liferaft