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  1. Comet
7 October 2008

Online Guide to Using Comet Marine Distress Signals

One of the world’s leading marine distress signal brands is including vital safety instruction on its website. Comet has uploaded detailed video clips demonstrating how to handle and use its extensive range of marine distress signals safely.

Product manager, Keith Bradford, who is featured in the webcast, says, “It is vital that anyone who uses our products, from commercial ship officers to fishermen and individual sailors, knows the correct way to operate them. Now, wherever they are in the world, they can log onto our website, 24h a day, and view every product being fired in each stage of operation.”

He continues: “This is the next best thing to physically firing a signal yourself, which can be difficult to organise, as it is an offence to fire a distress signal if not actually in distress, without proper organisation and prior permission from relevant authorities, such as the coastguard and police. This is just the latest in a series of measures as part of our ongoing commitment to safety and training.”

The video shows how to use safety products, such as the new Compact and Personal Signal Launchers, Comet’s Red Parachute Signal Rocket, Red Handflare, Orange Smoke Signal, White Handflare, and more. It also includes helpful sound commentary.

Pictorial and written operating instructions, plus specifications and safety advice, are marked on each product.

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