Update nr. 124
Dutch Safety Board (OVV) recalls emergency flares
On the night of January 1, 2023, a person on board a Dutch sailing ship on the Pacific Ocean died when a parachute rocket flare was set off. The flare met the usage requirements. This was set off by the victim, an experienced sea sailor, in accordance with the instruction. The flare was not launched as intended, but exploded immediately. This has become fatal to the user.