The Pains Wessex life smoke MK8 is a small and compact distress signal for daylight use only, designed for stowage in life rafts. Signal for position marking during rescue operations. Indicates wind direction. Safe to use on oil or petrol covered water. Conforming to SOLAS 74/88 as amended. Two signals are required carriage in SOLAS life rafts and lifeboats. Two are supplied in RORC and Offshore leisure kits.
The Pains Wessex life smoke MK8 is a compact, flat top, day time 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.
Peel off top cap, pull string sharply away from body. A 2 second delay allows time to throw the canister downwind into the water.