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Five Steps to Use a Marine Flare in an Emergency

Are you sure you know how to use a flare gun, a flare launcher, flare smoke, or flare parachute? Could your sailing crew, partner, or your spouse do this if you were incapacitated? Make sure you are familiar with all of these vital tools and how to use them–before an emergency happens. You won’t have time then!

At 2:20 am, Monday, April 15th, 1912, the Titanic slid beneath the waves of the Atlantic, leaving her passengers and crew fighting for their lives in 31°F (-1°C) water. Most died from drowning–not hypothermia. Their survival time was about 15 to 20 minutes.

If the right safety equipment had been aboard, none of this would have happened. Matter of fact, those passengers and crew had over two hours to make preparations and abandon the ship.

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