Comet Linethrower 250

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SOLAS & USCG approved Line thrower which propels a line between 230m & 250m.


A self-contained line-throwing appliance consisting of a weatherproof plastic casing with end cap, twist-grip trigger assembly, rocket and line. To comply with SOLAS requirements, four complete rocket and line assemblies (Art. No. 9160400) should be carried on board. The device has a throwing range of between 230m and 250m. A solid propellant is used which guarantees a highly accurate flight path even in strong sidewinds.


  • 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 £276.00



o    Projects a line to a nominal range of 250m in calm conditions.

o    Length: 33 cm (13.0”)

o    Height: 31.3 cm (12.3”)

o    Diameter: 20.5 cm (8.1”)

o    Gross Weight: 4.7kg (10.36 lb.)

o    Net Weight: 4.4 kg (9.7 lb.)

o    Rocket Weight Max: 535g (18.9 oz.)

o    Explosive Content Max.: 106g (3.74 oz.)

o    Line breaking strain: >2 kn


Operation :

1. Remove the front cover and point in the desired flight direction.

2. Pull out safety pin.

3. Aim over the top of target. Be prepared for recoil.

4. Turn grip to left or right to fire.

5. If misfire occurs hold unit in firing position for at least 60 seconds, then dispose of overboard.


Packing & Transport Information based on 24 Units

  • Body and Line, less rocket in packing case, L 37 cm (14.57 in) x W 27 cm (10.63 in) x H 27 cm (10.63 in)

  • Gross weight 4.2 kg (9.26 lb.)

  • Net weight 3.6 kg (7.94 lb.)

  • Other Information: Non-hazardous 20 Spare Rockets in metal tin in a fibreboard box, L 37 cm (14.57 in) x W 27 cm (10.63 in) x H 27 cm (10.63 in)

  • Gross Weight Max: 13 kg (28.66 lb.)

  • Net Weight Max: 10.70 kg (23.59 lb.)

  • Net Explosive Content per box : 2.12 kg (4.67 lb.)

  • Hazard class 1.4G • UN 0431

  • Proper shipping name: Articles, Pyrotechnic

  • Other Information: Cargo Aircraft Only



This compact appliance is ideally stored in a water-resistant locker at ambient temperature allowing easy access in an emergency. The set of 4 appliances normally carried onboard can be dispersed in strategic positions throughout the vessel.



Conforms to: BAM 0589-P2-0016 (Complete Unit), 0589-P2-0094 (Rocket only), SOLAS 74 as amended, IMO resolutions MSC. 81(70) Part 1, (MED) 96/98/EC, BGV 424. 002, USCG - and other major maritime authorities worldwide.