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The following are examples of non-pyrotechnic VDSs.

Non-pyrotechnic VDS: electric light

Electric Light: Night Signal

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

Non-pyrotechnic VDS: orange flag

Orange Flag: Day Signal

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

Non-pyrotechnic VDS: arm signal

Arm Signal

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

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