Leave shore safe in the knowledge that you have the most reliable pyrotechnic distress signals onboard. Survitec Group stocks a comprehensive range of COMET pyrotechnics used by mariners around the world - all SOLAS approved and manufactured to ISO 9001 standard. Always follow the instructions on packs and never use after the expiry date.

Flare Packs

We can make up flare packs to suit your specific needs, be it for a dinghy, powerboat, inshore, cruising or coastal pack.

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Comet Red Parachute Rocket (SOLAS approved)

red para

  • Designed to alert potential rescue craft
  • Simple operation - rocket projects to 300m before ejecting parachute-suspended red flare
  • Burn time: 40 seconds at 30,000 candela.

Comet White Parachute Rocket

white para

  • Designed to illuminate area for approaching rescue craft from a distance
  • Simple operation - rocket projects to 300m before ejecting parachute-suspended white flare
  • Burn time: 30 seconds at 100,000 candela.

Comet Day/Night Combo Flare

day night

  • Easily seen red flare at one end for day or night signaling
  • Orange smoke for daylight use
  • Each end fired separately by simple pull cord mechanism
  • Burn time: red flare 20 seconds at 30,000 candela, orange smoke 18 seconds.

Comet Pinpoint Red Hand Flare (SOLAS approved)


  • For short range signaling
  • Simple pull cord firing mechanism
  • Burning time: 60 seconds at minimum 15,000 candela.


Comet White Hand Flare

white hand

  • Designed for use as a collision warning signal
  • Intense white light to illuminate small areas
  • Simple pull cord firing mechanism
  • Burn time: 60 seconds at 15,000 candela.

Comet Mini Flare Pack

  • For personal watercraft, hunters, trampers and fishermen
  • Complete with launcher and nine flares.

mini flare pack

Comet Buoyant Orange Smoke (SOLAS approved)

buoyant orange smoke

  • Floating daylight signal to locate the position of a lifeboat or life raft
  • Emits dense smoke
  • Burn time: 3 minutes.






Comet Orange Hand Smoke

orange hand smoke

  • For powerboats, yachts, dinghies, windsurfers, and personal wate rcraft
  • Produces thick orange smoke for daylight distress signaling
  • Simple pull cord firing mechanism
  • Burn time: 60 seconds.

Comet Man Overboard Module (SOLAS approved)

man over

  • For cruise liners and commercial ships
  • An electric light combined with an orange smoke signaling device
  • Attaches to the lifebuoys located on both bridge wings
  • Smoke duration: 15 minutes
  • Light duration: 2 hours at 2 candela.




Comet Line Throwing Unit (SOLAS approved)

line throwing unit

  • Provides a line connection between ships or ship to shore
  • Complete set (rocket launcher, 1 x rocket, 1 x 250m line, weatherproof plastic casing with end caps, handle and trigger).






Comet Very Pistol & Cartridges

very pistol

  • For firing illuminating & signal cartridges (26.5mm) in an emergency
  • Easy handling
  • All metal robust quality
  • White, green & red signals, and red parachute cartridges available







Talk to a Survitec Group expert in your area

Auckland: Peter Legg, Tel: 09 306 8604  > Email
Wellington: Jason James, Tel: 04 499 9179  > Email
Nelson: Paul Scholfield, Tel: 03 548 2996  > Email
Christchurch: Adam Cross, Tel: 03 389 2117  > Email
Rest of South Island: Dave Chapman, Tel: 03 539 1373  > Email


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