USCG launches app

Jun 4, 2015 by Guest Writer

The U.S. Coast Guard has launched a boating safety app that incorporates several safe boating practices in one place. Users can use the app to file a float plan and then e-mail it to friends and family, report a navigation hazard, request a safety check, and get state-by-state boating information.

The app also includes rules of the road, NOAA weather updates, and emergency assistance.

For more information, visit www.uscg.mil/mobile

 

Topics:


Related Articles

Ocean Signal names project manager

Ocean Signal names project manager

Marine communication and safety at sea specialist Ocean Signal has appointed Neil Jordan as senior project manager. Jordan has more than 20 years’ experience in the electronic safety beacon …

For a perfectly tailored charter, first tailor the preference sheet to the yacht

For a perfectly tailored charter, first tailor the preference sheet to the yacht

Have your charter broker send you a copy of what they send out to clients. Do this not only to please your guests, but also to keep from disappointing them. Those are two entirely different

Are you ready if your partner dies suddenly?

Are you ready if your partner dies suddenly?

By Lisa Samuels As I grow wiser in my life and through my position in the financial services industry, I have had so many conversations with crew members, marine

Sea Sick: Spots that don’t heal could be skin cancer

Sea Sick: Spots that don’t heal could be skin cancer

Sea Sick: by Keith Murray May is “Skin Cancer Awareness Month,” so that will be the focus of this month’s column. I realize that the vast majority of my

New yachts to the sales fleet

New yachts to the sales fleet

M/Y Suerte, a 227-foot (69.3m) yacht built by Tankoa in 2015, listed with Northrop & Johnson for $65.7 million. M/V Sarsen, a 226-foot (69m) explorer yacht, listed with Northrop

Battling weight gain onboard boils down to choices

Battling weight gain onboard boils down to choices

Many stewardesses gain weight while working on board a yacht and then become unhappy with themselves after a while. It seems unfair since stews are always running around and