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Green Flare?

Your a day+ from the nearest land(Leeward Islands) and a green flare shoots off..discribed to me what's it for? Note: no reply on the normal marine VHF Freqs and nothing on RADAR

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I would not waste time here. I would investigate. Cannot be that far away. The worse could happen is you get invited for a beer. You may save a life.

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I would not waste time here. I would investigate. Cannot be that far away. The worse could happen is you get invited for a beer. You may save a life.
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It's not "for" anything. It doesn't mean anything. According to both COLREGS and the USCG, the only flare colors that are significant are red and white.

I suspect, however, that you may have fallen victim to a very common urban legend. I guess we will see when you reveal what YOU think it is for.
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Which part? Figure the average flare goes 200 feet plus your height off the water, I would guess the range could be under 20 miles. Just a guess. Or we could hide behind our newspapers and pretend we did not see anything.

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Re: Green Flare?

Green flares are frequently used in naval exercises to signal a variety of things...exact purpose would be detailed in the exercise operation order.

So I would carry on, keeping a sharp eye out for periscopes, and caution crew to don some clothes if sailing bare butt.
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It's not "for" anything. It doesn't mean anything. According to both COLREGS and the USCG, the only flare colors that are significant are red and white.

I suspect, however, that you may have fallen victim to a very common urban legend. I guess we will see when you reveal what YOU think it is for.
I am sure that the COLREGS and the USCG have everything all zipped up so one could say legally one is not responsible. Some of us feel moral responsibilities, some more than others. Better pass the paper.....

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It's not "for" anything. It doesn't mean anything. According to both COLREGS and the USCG, the only flare colors that are significant are red and white.

I suspect, however, that you may have fallen victim to a very common urban legend. I guess we will see when you reveal what YOU think it is for.
I and my wife are witnesses and it has significance...
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