Please select your home edition
Edition
Ocean Safety 2021 - LEADERBOARD

Ocean Safety opens disposal facility at four UK branches for all brands of pyrotechnics

by Ocean Safety 16 May 15:00 UTC
Safely dispose of out-of-date flares at one of Ocean Safety's four branches around the UK © Ocean Safety

Boat owners can now safely dispose of all their out-of-date flares at one of Ocean Safety's four branches around the UK. It doesn't matter where the flares were originally purchased - safety equipment and service provider Ocean Safety will safely dispose of all brands.

Flares can become unstable and therefore dangerous if stored for too long or used after their end date. Ocean Safety's branches in Southampton, Plymouth, Glasgow and Aberdeen are all able to accept the time-expired pyrotechnics where they will be legally and safely disposed of.

There is a nominal fee of £2.15 inc VAT per item for disposal, however since Ocean Safety sells a complete range of new pyrotechnics the fee will be waived for anyone replacing their out-of-date flares with new ones purchased like for like from the company at the same time.

"It is very important to legally and safely dispose of all types of unused pyrotechnics," comments Ocean Safety's Managing Director, Alistair Hackett. "Most boat owners will know that it is illegal to dispose of flares, whether at sea or on land. It is also illegal and dangerous to let flares off unless in an emergency, even on Guy Fawkes Night!"

He adds "Ocean Safety provides this safe disposal facility for the safety and wellbeing of the whole boating community and, of course, to protect the resources of rescue services."

Please visit www.oceansafety.com for the location details of each branch and to check opening times.

Related Articles

Ocean Safety's marina 'click and collect' network
Increasing the ease of product servicing for its customers Ocean Safety is increasing the ease of product servicing for its customers by expanding the network of its collection and drop off locations throughout the UK. Posted on 12 Oct
Meet the safety experts at Ocean Safety
New bigger outdoor showcase at the Southampton Boat Show Ocean Safety's team of safety experts will once again be providing an Advice Hub on the company's stand at the Southampton Boat Show, when it returns on 10th September 2021, but this year the company will be relocating to an extra-sized outdoor stand. Posted on 29 Jul
Are you ready for the 2021 Rolex Fastnet Race?
Ocean Safety, working in partnership with RORC, impart their marine safety knowledge Marine safety experts Ocean Safety are delighted to be working in partnership with RORC, the organisers of the 2021 Rolex Fastnet Race to impart their marine safety knowledge, alongside their ambassador and racing veteran Dee Caffari. Posted on 6 Apr
Hi-Speed Priority option for liferaft servicing
New service on offer at Ocean Safety's UK locations Ocean Safety has introduced a High-Speed Priority liferaft servicing scheme for vessel owners and fleet managers who have a tight timeframe to get their liferafts serviced and returned. Posted on 5 Apr
Pre-season checks with Dee Caffari
Set your yacht on a safe course through 2021 The sun is shining and we're all raring to get back out on the water and enjoy our boats, but it's vital that we spend time checking through some of the key safety equipment on board and ensuring the boat is all set for the season ahead. Posted on 31 Mar
New Ocean Safety Southern Commercial Sales Manager
Appointing Matt Gruar to the role Ocean Safety have made a key new appointment at their Southampton office. The specialists in the worldwide supply, distribution, service and hire of marine safety equipment have appointed Matt Gruar as Southern Commercial Sales Manager. Posted on 13 Mar
Ocean Safety's webinar to Fastnet Race competitors
The company's marine safety experts will be sharing the webinar platform. Ocean Safety are delighted to be working in partnership with RORC, organisers of the 2021 Rolex Fastnet Race, to share their marine safety knowledge with the competitors of the classic offshore race which will going ahead on 8th August. Posted on 3 Mar
Ocean Safety promoted Max Wilson
to South West Area Commercial Account Manager The specialists in the worldwide supply, distribution, service and hire of marine safety equipment have promoted Max Wilson to South West Area Commercial Account Manager. Posted on 29 Jan
Ocean Safety set for boot Düsseldorf 2021
With new products and best sellers on the SOSTECHNIC stand Hall 11/B21 Committed to continuously advancing standards of safety at sea, Ocean Safety is once again bringing a strong offering of products to boot Düsseldorf when the show opens on 23rd January 2021. Posted on 11 Nov 2020
Ocean Safety 2021 - FOOTER