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Old 12 November 2007, 16:43   #41
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So what are the rules with regard to the firing of flares 60 miles from the sea
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Old 12 November 2007, 17:01   #42
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me I'm just waiting to see if Mollers says he has better flares than the Solenteers
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So what are the rules with regard to the firing of flares 60 miles from the sea
From the RNLI website "Flares are a simple way of letting others know you are in trouble and show where you are but remember it is illegal to let off a flare if you are not in distress. "

Don't think it matters where you are! - It would of course matter to the person who the red hot flare landed on.
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Getting rid of 'em

I've found a great way of getting rid of your old flares. Take the car ferry to France with your RIB. When the customs ask you if you have any flares on board you say "YES, I certainly do. Here you go, have them". The customs people aren't very happy but it works
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Old 13 November 2007, 06:44   #45
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I'm amazed at two things:

1) Being stupid enough firing a distress flare when not in distress
2) Admitting to it!

Just hoped that the parachute flares didn't land on someone's thatched cottage!
Your "contribution"

a) Clearly shows that you have not read the thread through

b) Says more about your attitude than my " stupidity "
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I seem to remember that years ago, if you were walking in the hills and got yourself into a situation, it was in order to release a flair as a distress signal.

Did I dream this?
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walking and hills sounds like a nightmare to me
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Very good.
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I seem to remember that years ago, if you were walking in the hills and got yourself into a situation, it was in order to release a flair as a distress signal.

Did I dream this?
No JW you are correct flares are considered a distress signal on land and just as the CG and RNLI spend a not insignificant amount of time searching for the source of misused flares so do our mountain rescue teams. Of course it is also a distress signal that can be used on inshore waters too - so being miles from the sea is not really the issue...
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