Para Red Rocket Flare MK8A

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The Pains Wessex Parachute Red MK8A Rocket flare is perfect for offshore safety kits!

It 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


When to Use

A day or night long-range distress signal. 12 should be carried on the ship’s bridge and 4 are required in ship’s Lifeboats and Liferafts, also suitable for use in other commercial and recreational boats. To Use: Remove red end cap. Hold firmly, vertically above head at arms length. Turn head away and pull toggle. Rocket is ejected instantaneously with a loud report and slight recoil. Be careful not to direct towards people or property.

Storage Requirements

Ideally should be stored in the robust, specially designed polybottle, or in a dry, easily accessed location at ambient temperature.


Hazardous item! Dispose of responsibly through approved channels in accordance with local regulations.

SKU: AS3350041
  • Length 295 mm (11.6 inches)
  • Diameter 32 mm (1.3 inches)
  • Weight 235 g (8.3 oz)
  • Altitude 300 m (984 feet)
  • Net Explosive Content 84 g (3.0 oz)
  • Light Color Red Light
  • Burn Time Minimum 40 s
  • Light Intensity 30.000 candela
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