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L Daytime distress signals. Four self-contained smoke
signals which will give a large volume of orange- or red-
dish-colored smoke while floating on the surface. They
should be thrown overboard to leeward. Leeward means
downwind-the direction toward which the wind is blow-
ing and not against it.
j. Distress lights (fig. 25). Twelve self-igniting red
lights in a watertight metal case. They give a brilliant
red flame of 500 candlepower for 2 minutes. Lights
should not be removed from case except for use. Flare
Bullet-hole -plugs and distress light.
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