Long range,day and night distress signalling rocket. Designed to withstand exceptional environmental exposure and to perform reliably even after immersion in water. Features improved grip for easy handling and conforms to SOLAS 74/88 as amended. Rocket propels a red flare attached to a parachute to 300m and burns for 40 seconds. SOLAS requires that 12 rockets are carried on Ships Bridge and 4 rockets are fitted in liferafts and lifeboats. Also used by leisure craft.