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Over 100 Years of Pyrotechnic Flares

By Keith Bradford 2016-12-26 18:10:53

The sight of a red parachute flare launched 300 meters into the sky or the dazzlingly bright red aura of a handheld flare remains the most universally recognized indication of a distress situation at sea, with the use of pyrotechnic flares now dating back over 100 years.  Following the sinking of the Titanic in 1912, Safety Of Lives At Sea (SOLAS) regulations were put in place whereby it became a requirement for certain life-saving appliances to be carried on board...

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