Stay safe on the water with Marine Rescue app
With the busy summer season upon us boaters are being reminded to log their plans with marine rescue organisations before taking to the water.
Doing so can now be easily ticked off the checklist thanks to the MarineRescue App which makes it easier than ever for NSW boaters to stay safe on the water.
In just a few minutes, you can log on with Marine Rescue NSW and be on your way, knowing 3,000 professionally trained and equipped search and rescue experts are watching out for you.
When you Log On with Marine Rescue your wherabouts and heading will be recorded and when you’re due to return, a search can be quickly commenced if you’re not safely back when expected.
The MarineRescue App, developed specifically for NSW waters and conditions, is free to download and use. It is suitable for both Apple and Android mobile devices.
The App also offers you an extra live safety tracking option, automatically updating your position every 30 minutes so your journey can be tracked by Marine Rescue NSW.
The App also provides a range of valuable safety tools and information including:
- Local tide, weather and sea conditions
- Your latitude/longitude position coordinates
- Boat ramp locations and popular fishing spots
- A safety checklist for before you head out
- Emergency call procedures
- Information on Marine Rescue NSW
The App is a great addition to your marine radio and EPIRB in your safety toolkit. But remember, it doesn’t replace these items and you should always ensure you are carrying all required equipment to immediately summon help in an emergency.
More information on Marine Rescue NSW available at: marinerescuensw.com.au