Connecticut Safe Boating Study Guide



STANDARD MARINE DISTRESS SIGNALS (ANYTIME)


MARINE RADIO

EMERGENCY POSITION INDICATING RADIO BEACON

FLARES

 Marine Radio

*Can also call 911 at any time if a cell phone is available 

  EPIRB

  • Use alarm signal  

  Flares

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

AUDIBLE DISTRESS SIGNALS

Sound signaling devices

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

FLASHLIGHT

Flashlight

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