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


Boat owners can now safely dispose of all their out-of-date flares at one of Ocean Safety’s three branches around the UK.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 for a small fee.

“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.”

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