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What are the contents of the boat crew survival best?

-Emergency signaling mirror
-signal whistle
-marine smoke and illumination signal
-illumination signal kit
-distress signal kit
-survival knife
-personal locator beacon (PLB)

1

What is the emergency signaling mirror used for?

Is used to attract the attention of passing aircraft, boats, or ground rescue teams by reflecting light at them

2

What are some characteristics of the signal whistle?

-Can be herd up to 1,100 yards/1,000 meters
-Has no ball so the whistle can be used if wet

3

How long does each end of the MK-124 burn for?

20 seconds

4

How would you be able to tell which end of the MK-124 is the night end if it is dark?

The night end is ribbed

5

What is the night end distress signal?

Red flare

6

What is the day end distress signal?

Orange smoke

7

What are the contents of the MK 79 signal kit?

-7 screw in cartridge flares
- 1 pencil type projector

8

What is the altitude of the MK 79 flares and how long do they burn for?

Altitude of 250-650 feet and burn for a minimum time of 4.5 seconds

9

What is the luminous intensity of the MK 79?

12,000 candlepower

10

How long will the distress signal light (firefly) flash for?

9 hours continuously or 18 hours intermittently

11

How many flashes per minute does the distress signal light flash for and what is it's candlepower?

-approximately 50 flashes per minute
-100,000 candlepower

12

What are some characteristics of the survival knife?

-has a blunt tip
-made of corrosion resistant material

13

What is the personal locator beacon (PLB) able to transmit on?

-406 MHz
-122.5 MHz