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Posted by Sam Prime on Mon Jul 25, 12:32 [3966-12752]
In the white group safety regulations it requires two hand flares or a white LED to be carried. Is a white LED torch acceptable?

  Flare Alternative
Posted by Laurence Mead on Tue Jul 26, 11:58 [3966-12760]
Hi, The simple answer is that you need to be able to prove that you could identify your boat in a crowd, if a safety team in a RIB or helicopter were trying to find you. An LED torch MAY meet that requirement or it may not. It depends on the output. As a general rule however "torches" are not suitable. It also needs to be waterproof of course.
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Posted by Roger Guy on Wed Jul 27, 11:37 [3966-12765]
What about red led electric distress flares? Are they acceptable? Last mush longer than a hand held flare.
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Posted by Laurence Mead on Wed Jul 27, 11:45 [3966-12766]
Hi Roger,

Yes that's fine.
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