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

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).