Queensland skippers need to check their flares after a national recall of orange handsmoke distress flare available across Queensland and nationally.
WesCom Signal and Rescue Australia Pty Ltd recalled the Aurora Orange Handsmoke Distress Flare (Item number 9539320, Lots 060 and 061). This product is sold nationally as singles that form part of an Inshore Distress Flare Kit and a WA Offshore Kit.
Please visit the Product Safety Australia website for more information on this recall.
You can be fined if you operate in waters where flares are required safety equipment and you do not have a valid and in-date set of flares on board your boat.