Hand flare is another marine distress signal designed to be capable to be use in a survival craft without harm to the occupants. The signal will emit a red light of at least 15, 000 candela for a minimum period of one minute. This type of pyrotechnic is used to attract the attention of passing ships and aircraft and is particularly effective at night. The flare is held up into the air in the direction of the ship or aircraft and as clear as possible from the survival craft.
Unscrew the cap to reveal the ignition cord. To activate it, pull the ignition cord. Hold the flare at the end of grip while burning