News Home Video Gallery Newsletters Photo Gallery Cruising Int
Sail-World.com : Canadian sailors get new safety iPhone App
Canadian sailors get new safety iPhone App


'New App'    .

It was the Canadian Search and Rescue crews who came up with the idea. Obviously they are trying to do themselves out of more rescues than they need - an iPhone App that they hope will keep down the number of sailors who get into trouble.

The new iPhone App designed by British Columbia search and rescue crews will help sailors and other boaters stay safe on the water right through this summer.

Developed by Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue (RCM-SAR), the free Safe Boating App has a range of resources to help all boaters with voyage planning, weather, communication, and emergencies.

'This is a really handy App for the thousands of recreational sailors and boaters in B.C., and its safety information could potentially save lives,' said RCM-SAR president Jim Lee. 'It consolidates a lot of information that all boaters should have into a simple one-stop phone application.'

The RCM-SAR Safe Boating App includes:

Voyage planning resources

Tide, current, wind and weather information

Emergency procedures and distress signal information

Emergency radio communication procedures including sample recordings

VHF marine radio channel listings for Canada - Pacific

Contact information for non-emergency vessel assistance

Safety equipment and navigation light requirements

Equipment checklists

Basic maritime collision regulations

Hazard to shipping and tsunami debris reporting using the iPhone's GPS and camera

Conversion calculator for fueling

'This App was developed by Adam Hyde, a crew member at our West Vancouver Station who has a passion for boating safety,' said Lee. 'We're excited to share it with the boating community, and we look forward to people using it on board and ashore.'

The RCM-SAR Safe Boating App is available through the iTunes store.

Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue has more than 1,000 volunteers serving 46 communities in British Columbia. It is part of the west coast marine rescue system, providing 24/7 emergency coverage and promoting safe boating.


by Sail-World Cruising

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=111679

8:55 PM Sun 7 Jul 2013GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.







Cruising USA





The Galley Guys' favourite shrimp recipe by Andy Adams and John Armstrong,












The final touch - which wax should I use on my boat? by Martin Flory/Sail-World Cruising,


ARC Baltic sets sail to discover Europe's 'east sea' by World Cruising Club/Sail-World,








Heart-stopping moment as whale capsizes Zodiac by Sail-World Cruising round-up,


If we stop killing parrotfish we can bring back Caribbean coral reefs by ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies,


Climate change could stop fish finding their friends by ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies,














A Beer Bummel on the Thames River by Greg Nicoll with John Armstrong,






The North West Passage calls: Who will answer this year? by Douglas Pohl/Sail-World Cruising,
















Five Top Tips for selecting the best boatyard
Tips for selecting the best boatyard
Predictwind unlocks more features on free accounts
Composite Rigging launches new campaign for ECsix
When is a Captain not a Captain?
Free app for managing your yacht
Amazing MOB survival - 13 hours floating, rescued by fishermen
Boater hit by lightning survives: 'It was the worst pain ever'
Inauguration of the new Yacht Club Monaco - Images by Carlo Borlenghi
Lessons for sailing clubs - how does YOURS rate?
Turkey's new cruising black/gray water rules, skipper qualifications
Giving up the luxuries of a life on land for Lizzy Belle
Dehler 46, 'serious' cruising boat, debuts July
SV Mystic to carry out OHPRI teen summer camps and voyages for adults
Australian rescuers get bravery medal for rescuing Russian sailor
Sailors and windfarms: Largest ever UK wind project approved
Cooking at Sea? Which cook book should I buy?
Fraudulent yacht broker gets jail for twelve months
Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville joins Summer Sailstice
Retired yachting star to sail again - for the love of her boat
The quest to save coral - one man's plan   
Paint Guide: Carry it with you on your smart phone   
The mouse is roaring. Newport mooring owners don't want docks   
Being a guest on someone's boat - 8 Tips to get you invited again   
Bounty sinking Coast Guard final report: rot, decay, low standards   
Carbon monoxide poisoning on boats - it keeps happening   
Own a romantic Skipjack for just $10,000   
Classics Rally in Falmouth - historic and spectacular this weekend   
New Polar Code for cruising in the high latitudes   
Croatia's sailing world comes of age   
Textbook sailing errors, but rescued by a passing windsurfer   
Caught sailing in Long Island Sound: The Charles W. Morgan   
Hoax distress caller for mythical yacht gets 3 months jail   
A dream in the making: The perfect (and affordable) cruising boat   
Good Samaritans Tossing A Towline: For Free or for Money?   
How to bail a boat without a bailer   
Pantaenius provides safety tracking for major events *Feature   
Know your charts and sail clear of deadly rocks and reefs!   
Remember, June 21 coming soon. Sail to save the sea this solstice   
Chance of a lifetime: One student a year to sail the Arctic   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL NEW Cru USA
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT