Chapter 2: Boating Safety

Visual Distress Signals Requirements

One must carry at least three visual distress signals which can be used in either day or night. As long as that requirement is met, you can mix and match the VDS onboard. Some examples include:

  • Carrying three handheld red flares
  • Carrying one hand-held red flare and two parachute flares
  • Carrying two floating orange smoke signals, one electric distress signal, and one handheld orange flare
Boat Flares