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  • VDS - Non-Pyrotechnic: Electric light
    Electic light

    Night Signal

    The electric distress light is accepted for night use only and must flash the international SOS distress signal automatically.

  • VDS - Non-Pyrotechnic: Orange Flag
    Orange Flag

    Day Signal

    The distress flag is a day signal only. It must be at least 3 x 3 feet with a black square and ball on an orange background.

  • VDS - Non-Pyrotechnic: Arm Signal
    Arm Signal

    Although this signal does not meet VDS equipment requirements, wave your arms to summon help if you do not have other distress signals on board.