Alabama Boating Safety Course


MARINE DISTRESS SIGNALS: ANYTIME USE

MARINE RADIO

SOUND SIGNALING DEVICE

PYROTECHNIC VDS

Marine Radio

Sound signaling devices

  • Continuous sound with any foghorn, bell or whistle
  • Gun or other explosive signal fired at one-minute intervals

Flares

  • Type A: Parachute flare
  • Type B: Multi-star flare
  • Type C: Handheld flare
  • Type D: Orange smoke flare  

EPIRB

EPIRB

  • Use alarm signal

FLASHLIGHT

Flashlight

  • Flash S.O.S. signal (short-short-short long-long-long short-short-short).