Safe Trx: Safety on the Water

safetrxRowing Ireland is delighted to support the Irish Sailing Association’s new SafeTrx App, supporting safety on the water.

Developed in association with Irish Coast Guard and DeCare Systems Ireland, the ISA SafeTrx allows boat and leisure craft owners to log their voyages directly from their Smartphone which can then be accessed and monitored by their chosen contacts as well as the Coast Guard. Available for both Android & Apple iOS devices (iPhone, iPad), ISA SafeTrx logs position reports every kilometre (or every 5 minutes if stationary). Should the user fail to return on time their Emergency Contacts will be alerted via SMS and advised to initiate the appropriate action.

Voyage position reports are displayed on the SafeTrx Monitoring Console so where an Emergency Contact calls the Coast Guard concerning an overdue trip, the Coast Guard will have access to the user’s location and SafeTrx trip data through a secure SafeTrx server. As the ISA SafeTrx app periodically sends location data back to the servers, the Coast Guard’s response team can get help directly 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.

For more information and to download the app for free please visit: www.sailing.ie/SafeTrx

 

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