Handy app to have

Boat Monitoring Offshore
The Irish Sailing Association SafeTrx App monitors your boat journeys and alerts Emergency Contacts should you fail to return on time.

ISA SafeTrx is a Smartphone App for both Android & Apple iOS devices (iPhone, iPad) that allows you to plan your journey on your Smartphone.

Directly from your Smartphone you can enter your journey details and set off knowing that should you not return by the time given, your Emergency Contact will be alerted and advised to initiate appropriate action. Where an Emergency Contact calls the Irish Coast Guard concerning an overdue trip, the Irish Coast Guard will have access to your location and SafeTrx Trip data through a secure SafeTrx server. Since the ISA SafeTrx app periodically sends your location data back to our servers, the Coast Guard’s response team can get help directly to you, and quickly.

Whilst the app is not intended to be used as a replacement for normally approved safety devices (VHF, EPIRB, AIS etc), it is a resource that in some instances may help to raise an alarm earlier and assist emergency services to locate casualties more accurately.

www.sailing.ie/cruising/safe-trx/