MIN 542 (X) Life-Saving Appliances - Recognised Distress Signals and Advertised Alternatives to Pyrotechnic Flares

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This note provides the latest advice to mariners on products sold as distress signalling equipment to be used in an emergency. It highlights the risks of using non-SOLAS or nonpyrotechnic distress flares such as Electronic Visual Distress Signals (EVDS).