Boat Monitoring Offshore
Irish Sailing SafeTrx is a Smartphone App for both Android & Apple iOS devices (iPhone, iPad) that allows you to plan your journey on your Smartphone and monitors your boats journey.
There are two modes to choose from ...
- Sail Plan mode it alerts Emergency Contacts should you fail to return on time and
- Track Only allows you to track your trip.
Sail Plan 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 Irish Sailing 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.
Allows you to track your trip but no ETA is entered so there are no automated alerts sent. Trips can be shared if you wish so that your contacts can keep track of you on the move.
In both modes AND outside any tracking, you can initiate an emergency call to 112, then the Coast Guard can access the console to get their location.
- If you are in a trip, it will flag the trip as having an emergency.
- If you are not in a trip, it will start an emergency trip.
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 as it shows the planned destination and direction of travel.
DOWNLOAD Safetrx to your smart phone for FREE ...
ANDROID - Download soon from Google Play CLICK HERE (Requires Android’s OS 10 and above)
APPLE - Download from the App Store CLICK HERE (Requires Apple’s iOS 11.0 and above)
- Download the app
- Register an account by pressing the ‘Register’ button
- Register your boat and emergency contact details
- Choose either ‘Sail Plan’ mode or ‘Track Only’ mode
- Enter your trip details and tap ‘Set Sail’
- Arrive at destination, tap ‘End Trip’
To avoid a false alert in Sail Plan mode, ensure that you end your trip on arrival of your destination or extend the trip ETA time. Please also ensure you enter a valid mobile number for your Emergency Contacts.
The information and functions provided in this application are provided on the understanding that users exercise their own skill and care with respect to their use. Safety at sea is a serious consideration. In emergency circumstances, you should not rely solely on the information and functions provided in this application, but seek information and assistance from as many sources as possible. This application may provide you with information and assistance relevant to your current locations, as determined by the mobile device that you are using. However, the devices and the telecommunications systems that support them are inherently unreliable and there is a risk that there will be no connectivity between your mobile device and global positioning systems. We cannot guarantee uninterrupted connectivity between your mobile device and global positioning systems. You assume all risk associated with using this application.
If you are having difficulty logging in to your Irish Sailing SafeTrx app please go to the LOGIN page where you can request your password.