|Self-activating smoke signals shall:|
emit smoke of a highly visible color at a uniform rate for a period of at least 15 min when floating in
not ignite explosively or emit any flame during the entire smoke emission time of the signal;
not be swamped in a seaway;
continue to emit smoke when fully submerged in water for a period of at least 10 s;
be capable of withstanding the drop test into the water from the height at which it is stowed above the
waterline in the lightest seagoing condition or 30 m, whichever is the greater, without impairing either its
operating capability or that of its attached components.