Smoke, Lifesmoke MK9

The Lifesmoke MK9 is a compact, daylight distress signal designed to be easy and safe to handle. It provides effective position marking during rescue operations and can be used to indicate wind direction, producing dense orange smoke for a minimum of 3 minutes.

LSI Product ID: sig-5412-00

AID NSN: 1370-99-075-0305



Lifesmoke MK9 is a buoyant orange smoke signal safe to operate on petrol or oil-covered water. The signal consists of a metal case containing smoke composition and is fitted with a simple pull-cord ignition.

For use in distress situations, the MK8 buoyant signal provides an unmistakable smoke trail. Suitable for commercial and recreational boaters, it can also be used by helicopter crews to give an indication of wind speed and direction. These distress signals meet the various specifications of the SOLAS, U.S.C.G., and EC-Type Certificates. .NSN: 1370-99-075-0305

Application
The Pains Wessex Lifesmoke MK9 is a small and compact distress signal for daylight use designed for stowage in liferafts and lifeboats. SOLAS requires 2 smoke signals per raft/boat.

Storage
This compact unit is ideally stored in a water-resistant locker at ambient temperature allowing easy access in an emergency or in the robust, specially designed polybottle.

Operation
USE IN DAYLIGHT ONLY WHEN VESSEL OR AIRCRAFT IS SIGHTED

Instruction
The unit has been designed for maximum ease of operation:
  1. Unscrew plastic top cap.
  2. Grasp ring firmly.
  3. Pull sharply upwards.
  4. Throw signal overboard downwind.

NOTE: This is a Hazardous Material item. A HazMat handling fee will be charged for this item in addition to HazMat shipping charges.
Specifications:
Specifications:

  • Performance: Produces dense orange smoke for 3 minutes.
  • Dimensions: 4.5" x 3.2" (diameter)
  • Max. weight: 12.85 oz.
  • Max. explosive content: 8.43 oz
  • Approvals:
    • CE 0589, BAM–P1-0191
    • 0589-P1-0324
    • BGV MED 423.008
    • USCG 160.122./21/0
    • 160.022/21/0, TC 006.032.044