Visual Distress Signals
Handheld Flare - Day or Night use (better at night).
Smoke Flare - Day use only
Aerial or Parachute Flare - Day or Night use (better at night).
Orange Distress Flag or Kite - Day time use only
*Orange Distress Streamer Day use only
SOS Signal Light - Night use only
*Signaling Mirror - Day use only
(* = Doesn't fill requirement, but good additional device to have.)
What You are Required to Carry (minimum)
Boats less than 16', canoes & kayaks
Night signals required when operating at night.
Boats over 16'
3 Day + 3 Night or 3 Combination Day/Night
Orange Distress Flag (Day use)
SOS Signal Light (Night use)
Note: All pyrotechnic signals have expiration dates.
It does not fill the requirement if it is expired.