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McMurdo Pains-Wessex
Buoysmoke MK2

Buoysmoke MK2 53826
Replaced by the Pains Wessex Buoysmoke Mk8.

Lifebuoy self-activating smoke signal

    Provides 15 minutes of dense orange smoke
    Far exceeds SOLAS requirements for light output and duration
    Approved to the latest SOLAS standards
    Safe to use on petrol or oil covered water
    Universal stainless steel mounting bracket
    High impact plastic and steel case designed to withstand exposure to UV rays, oil or sea water
    Tested to survive a 164 ft drop into water (SOLAS 98 ft)
    Ideal for use on ships or rigs with high freeboard
    Automatic or manual deployment
    Registered Design No. 2 087 240 

The Pains-Wessex Safety Systems Buoysmoke MK2 is the result of extensive research and development, building on the proven success of the previous model and is manufactured to the highest standards at a competitive price.






7.13" x 13.39"

Explosive content


Operating temperature range

30oF to + 86oF

Storage temperature range

-22oF to + 149oF

Smoke signal

Pull strike cord attached to lifebuoy

Visual location

Dense Orange Smoke for 15 minutes


Complies with SOLAS regulations, MSC Resolution 81 (70), SOLAS 98

  Drop-tested to 164 ft (SOLAS 98 ft)


Tested for vibration, mould growth, corrosion in sea water, solar radiation (UV), oil-resistance and fire.

Producing 15 minutes of dense orange smoke, the Buoysmoke MK2 is safe to use on petrol or oil-covered water and can be automatically or manually deployed.

As with all McMurdo/Pains Wessex products, the Buoysmoke MK2 is fully compliant with International legislation and meets worldwide approval standards.

Replaced by the Pains Wessex Buoysmoke Mk8.

Pains Wessex Buoysmoke Mk8
Pains Wessex Buoysmoke Mk8

smoke only