What type of distress signals can be made from a survival craft?

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Asked on July 23, 2021
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• Rocket parachute flare throwing red star.
• Volume of orange-coloured smoke (smoke float).
• Red hand flares (six per survival craft).
Raising and lowering of the arms.
• Burning bucket of oily rags.
• Whistle – continuous sounding (any fog signal apparatus).
• Square flag having above or below it a ball (improvised shapes).
• Explosive signal (improvised axe bang on metal bucket).
• Activation of Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB) if carried in survival craft.
• SART operation.
• SOS transmitted by any means, use of flashing torch.
• Spoken word ‘MAYDAY’ by means of walkie-talkie radios (carried under Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) Regulations).

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