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Old 30 March 2012, 06:22   #1
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White parachute flares

A bit of a strange one ...

I have agreed to provide a boat for some filming work for the Cultural Olympics. The artist we are working with, intends to film part of the Jurassic coast at night, illuminated by parachute flares.
Obviously, he will be working with the "authorities" on doing this, but critically will need the flares to do this. Money is tight and the cost of flares is not cheap, so does anyone have time expired flares they want to dispose of or where would you recommend to get them?

I have already suggested he calls the RNLI at Poole to see if they have any stock.

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health safety - will prevent you using time expired , you need just in date ones !

Try Ocean Safety they are importers of flares ..

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If any incident occurs on the outing and out of date flares are found on board - there could be multiple tantrums all round, could also void a 'surance policy????
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Good points, well made.

Just to be clear, it will NOT be us supplying the flares. It will just be a boat charter and they will bring their own "equipment", cameras, etc

Will pass on contact details for Ocean Safety
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would still worry that if they are firing time expired pyro from your boat, that if something were to go wrong with the firing, your insurance would not cover you???

sounds like an interesting job mind!
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My understanding was that TEP's weren't unsafe, just less likely to fire when needed. That being said I doubt any authority that collects TEP's will hand them out to anyone other than a registered disposal company.
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White flares are regulated? I thought white were training flares (at least on this side of the pond.)

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White flares are regulated? I thought white were training flares (at least on this side of the pond.)

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Over here white is 'anti collison' ( and I'd have thought over there too ? ) but any flare at sea tends to set of a raft of emergency calls ( rightly so ) .

Steve - I'd guess the RNLI are the boys for this one - maybe not the HQ but more a word with someone at the station over the next week or so ? Risk also may have some insight due to his rescue work and I Know he was out doing flare testing a few weeks ago on Castaway ?

Hope to be about tomorrow so will catch up and I still owe you money


But what on earth are the cultural olympics ?
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Thanks for comments, I knew the huge knowldge base of this forum would help ...

I put the questions out there to help the "artist" and gather information/opinion, not to organise everything for him.

Hope to see you tommorrow Pete and in answer to your question, see

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My understanding was that TEP's weren't unsafe, just less likely to fire when needed. .
Sometimes too with very old para flares they can loose their original colours ,red ones can burn with a pinkish tinge and white ones can sometimes burn yellowish .
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