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There are four types of approved distress flares:

  • Type A: Rocket parachute flare (red)
  • Type B: Multi-star flare (red)
  • Type C: Hand-held flare (red)
  • Type D: Smoke signal—buoyant or hand-held (orange)
Rocket Parachute Flare
Type A: Rocket Parachute Flare (red)
Multi-Star Flare
Type B: Multi-Star Flare (red)
Hand-Held Flare
Type C: Hand-Held Flare (red)
Smoke Signal
Type D: Smoke Signal—Buoyant or Hand-Held (orange)
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