Member’s experiences, such as from Roger Sturge below, with this new facility will be appreciated.
HM COASTGUARD ADOPTS RYA SafeTrx
Coastguard at the touch of a button
The RYA SafeTrx mobile app and website now supersedes the HM Coastguard CG66 scheme and is available free of charge for use in UK territorial waters to any UK resident from Apple App Store or Google Play.
The app enables touch of a button contact with the Coastguard, automatically informing them of voyage plans, vessel and crew information, incident information, location and a direct 999 connection.
As an ex CG66 user I thoroughly recommend this app. It is not designed to replace existing emergency alerting equipment but to complement it.
Users of CG66 will have been switched.
From Roger Sturge WILD CAT
Thanks. As a CG66 user I have downloaded the SafeTrx app but what bothers me is if it is dependent on mobile signal. If it has I would not have been able to use it at about half the harbours I’ve used over the past two and half weeks on the West Coast of Scotland either because there is no signal at the departure port or at the arrival port to say I’ve got there