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(Image: Australian Volunteer Coast Guard Association)
Coast Guard SafeTrx
We have a bit of fun with some of the apps on the App Wrap, but here is one that could be deadly serious.
The app is used to register vessels and trip planning with the Australian Coast Guard. It has the ability to add start and end locations, an optional waypoint, and ETA.
Registering a trip will activate position reporting in the app, which will send the vessel's position to the Coast Guard server and will alert the Coast Guard if a journey goes beyond its ETA. Thankfully, you can end your trip at any time and/or revise the ETA to avoid having the Coast Guard needlessly looking for you.