posted on August 20, 2013 11:43
The ISA would like to invite you to the official launch of ISA SafeTrx; a revolutionary free Smartphone app designed to save lives on the water. The launch will be officiated by the Minister for Agriculture, Marine & Food, Simon Coveney.
Date: Thursday 22nd of August 2013
Venue: Port of Cork, Custom House Street, Cork.
Attendees must RSVP by Tuesday 20th of August to firstname.lastname@example.org / Tel: 01 271 0110.
Developed in association with Irish Coast Guard and DeCare Systems Ireland, 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.
ISA SafeTrx is simple to use. Just follow the 4 easy steps:
- Download the app for free
- Register your boat and emergency contact details
- Enter your trip details and ETA. Tap 'Set Sail'
- Arrive at destination. Tap 'End Trip'
For more information and to download the app for free go to www.sailing.ie/SafeTrx.
ISA SafeTrx requires Android’s OS 4.0+ or Apple’s iOS 5.0+ to install. You can find it in the App Stores by searching for "ISA SafeTrx".
Once logged into the ISA SafeTrx app/boater website, please check that your mobile phone details are up to date and that there is a valid mobile phone listed for your emergency contacts. The ISA SafeTrx boater website can be found at https://safetrx.sailing.ie/login.html