Comet 15 Minute Smoke Signal

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SOLAS approved 15 Minute Smoke Signal.

COMET - 15 Minute Smoke Signal

Far-Exceeds SOLAS Requirements

The Light and Smoke Lifebuoy Marker produces dense orange smoke for 15 minutes and features two self-contained, inversion switched, LED lights which far exceed SOLAS requirements for output and duration.

Auto & Manual Activation Feature

Ships are required to carry 2 markers, one mounted on each bridge wing with the brackets supplied and attached by line to a 4kg Lifebuoy. The signal is used to mark the position of a man overboard by day or night. It can be automatically deployed by releasing the attached lifebuoy, or manually activated.


  • Day and night signal attached to 4kg lifebuoy and used in an emergency to mark the position of man overboard.
  • Provides 15 minutes of dense orange smoke.
  • Far exceeds SOLAS requirements of 2 hours at 2 candela for light output and duration.
  • Safe to use on petrol or oil covered water.
  • Lithium batteries sealed for life - no annual replacement.
  • Screw fit, inversion switched, LED light units.
  • Automatic or manual deployment.
  • Universal stainless steel mounting bracket. Usually mounted on a ships bridge wing
  • Approved mounting height: 56m - but manufacturer tested to survive 100m drop into water. (SOLAS only requires 30m).
  • Ideal for use on ships or rigs with high freeboard. 


Conforms to SOLAS 74 as amended. IMO Resolution MSC 81 (70) part 1. MED: Light & Smoke Signal - BGV 422.012, Smoke Signal - BGV 422.011. BAM-P1-0596, 0589-P1-0619.

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Price £280.00


o    Height: 375mm (14.76 in)

o    Diameter: 183mm (7.20 in)

o    Weight: 3.3kg (7.27 lb.)

o    Weight – including bracket and angles: 3.85kg (8.5 lb.)

o    Net Explosive Content: 1.287kg (2.84 lb.)

o    Lamps (bulbs): 2 x 3.6v 2.0A

o    Temperature range: -30°C to +65°C

o    Burning time: 15 minutes

o    Colour of light: white

o    Duration: 2 candela for 2 hours

o    Use with lifebuoy weighing: 4.0kg (8.82 lb.)

o    Attach to lifebuoy with line: 4m (13ft) long, 9.5mm (0.37 in) diameter


Operation :

1. Signal and Lifebuoy mounted on bridge wing in ready to fire position.

2. Release locking pin and lifebuoy falls, automatically deploying marker.

3. Alternatively, manually throw lifebuoy overboard.


Packing & Transport Information based on 24 Units

  • 2 x signals in 1 fibreboard box

  • Max. Gross Weight: 9.5 kg (20.94 lb.) per box

  • Max. Net Weight: 7.7 kg (17 lb.)

  • Measurements of fibreboard box: 36 x 27 x 40 cm (14.2 x 10.6 x 15.8 in)

  • Max. Net Explosive Content per box: 2.574kg (5.67 lb.)

  • Hazard class 1.4S UN 0507

  • Proper shipping name: Signals, Smoke

  • Other information: Passenger and cargo aircraft



This compact unit is ideally stored in good magazine conditions in an upright position, mounted to its stainless-steel bracket in our original packaging. Onboard vessel: Two units are normally required to be carried. Mounted inverted and attached to a Lifebuoy. Usually positioned on each bridge wing and need a clear, uninterrupted drop into the water.



Conforms to SOLAS 74 as amended. IMO Resolution MSC 81 (70) part 1. MED: Light & Smoke Signal - BGV 422.012, Smoke Signal - BGV 422.011. BAM-P1-0596, 0589-P1-0619.



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