Pains Wessex MK9 light and smoke marker

The Pains Wessex Manoverboard MK9 Compact Lifebuoy Marker is normally mounted on a ship's bridge wing attached to a 4 kg lifebuoy.

It is automatically or manually deployed to mark the position of a person in the water by day or night.

Featuring a self-activated LED lighting system which exceeds SOLAS requirements for 2 candela light output and 2 hours duration, plus providing 15 minutes of dense orange smoke. Ships are required to fit at least two markers.




 Pains Wessex light and smoke marker



  • Day and night signal attached to 4kg lifebuoy and used in emergency to mark
    position of man overboard.
  • Provides 15 minutes of dense orange smoke.
  • Far exceeds SOLAS requirements of 2 hours at 2 candela for light output and duration.
  • Safe to use on petrol or oil covered water.
  • Lithium battery sealed for life - no annual replacement.
  • Automatic or manual deployment.
  • Universal stainless steel mounting bracket. Usually mounted on a ships bridge wing.
  • Tested to survive a 60m drop into water (SOLAS 30m).
  • Ideal for use on ships or rigs with high free-board.


  • Height: 375mm (14.76 inches)
  • Diameter: 183mm (7.20 inches)
  • Weight: 3.3Kg (7.27 lbs)
  • Weight – including bracket: 3.85Kg (8.5lbs)