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Old 21 April 2024, 11:38   #1
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New MCA guidance for non-pyro distress signals

http://https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/min-542-mf-amendment-3-life-saving-appliances-recognised-distress-signals-and-advertised-alternatives-to-pyrotechnic-flares
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Old 21 April 2024, 13:59   #2
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A quick skim through seems to say they still don't approve of electronic flares and as far as I can see there are no SOLAS approved ones on sale yet??
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Old 21 April 2024, 14:17   #3
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Not had chance to read it meself yet, I’m out & about & it popped in my inbox. I stuck it on Ribnet for the collective to peruse. I’ll have a gander later.
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A quick skim through seems to say they still don't approve of electronic flares///
See, the young 'uns nowadays like to "check-in and get an update on a things status" - if it doesn't Tweet regularly or update it's Insta, it doesn't exist. The CG are trying to be relevant by repeating themselves.

I'll use an example:
Everyone KNOWS that Mrs willk doesn't like me...
She STILL makes a point of reminding folk.
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I also note there is no information within regarding frantically waving the wife's HH jacket tied to an extending boathook.
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I also note there is no information within regarding frantically waving the wife's HH jacket tied to an extending boathook.
Finally had chance to read it, plus a change
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Well, it won't make me change back from carrying 1 x battery powered LED device to hand held red burning pyro, which is nearly impossible to dispose of legally.

Will continue to carry floating orange smoke in case of daytime distress.
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E flares

I agree have moved to electronic now.
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I agree have moved to electronic now, much safer and no disposal issues.
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Likewise
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Not going back to pyro. They are a nightmare to get rid off, and when I tried a couple that had passed their date they didnt work which made me question what if?

Carrying smokes and electronic strobe, plus radios, etc.
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