Disclaimer: Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.
The Marine Rescue App is a must have for all NSW boaters.
The free app allows you to Log On directly to Marine Rescue NSW, the State’s official volunteer marine rescue service, to register details of your next boating trip.
The app is simple and intuitive to use and once logged on will prompt you to enter details specific to your journey that are submitted to Marine Rescue NSW:
- Image of your vessel
- Number of people on board
- Number of hours on the water
- Your planned journey location
Once you’re back on shore, it’s just a matter of Logging Off to record your trip as complete and incident free. If you don’t Logged Off as expected, the App will alert us that you’re late and possibly in trouble, enabling us to swiftly deploy a search mission.
The App also comes with a safety tracking service for added peace of mind. The optional feature, which you can elect to turn on, records your location every 30 minutes, so in the event you’re in an emergency we can complete a targeted search mission.
MarineRescue is a great addition to your maritime safety toolkit.
About Marine Rescue NSW:
Marine Rescue NSW is our State’s official volunteer marine rescue service, committed to saving lives on the water. Safety on the water is our highest priority – for both our volunteers and the boating public.
MRNSW members provide a number of vital safety services to the NSW boating community:
- Swift, coordinated marine emergency response
- Boating safety education and marine licence course for local boaters
- Continuous radio coverage along the coastline
With more than 3,000 members in 46 strategically-located Marine Rescue units from Point Danger to Eden and on the Alpine Lakes, we’ve got you covered!
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Ratings and Reviews
I’ve used the app a handful of times and find it frustrating. The last time I logged on I elected Pittwater as the destination from my history. Marine Rescue immediately contacted me to say the lat and long was actually Bermagui. I explained that it’s the app that’s at fault as the app supplies the lat/long when the user types in or selects from the map the destination. Another problem is that the option to choose from map is at the end of my (destination) history and as this is now a long list sits under the keyboard of the iPhone and can’t be accessed. The transit box is ghosted but for the new user or unaware appears as if it’s already ticked. Hats off to Marine Rescue for always phoning to clarify with us when information is unclear but the app really needs rectifying for both MR and users’ sake.
Difficult to set departure and destination
It’s difficult to select locations:
1. The ‘select’ button using map pin drop button appears under/below the keyboard so impossible to select this option
2. If after much fiddling you are able to get a pin drop, it doesn’t identify to correct location (eg said Nelson Bay instead of Soldier's Point)
3. Typing the location doesn’t get you anywhere. There’s no ‘done’ or ‘search’ button to enter what you’ve typed
At best you end up selecting any location that pops up so you can log on. I also had problems registering my canoe into the app in the first place as these don’t have rego numbers (don’t know if this has been fixed).
The reminder if your overdue is helpful.
Developer Response ,
Hello Dharma chick,
thank you for your feedback. The developers have taken note and will add fixes in a future release of the app.
As for registering your canoe, you can always use your name as the registration. We have quite a few kayak and canoe users using the app who use their name as the rego.
Happy to discuss any issues with you, just email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will contact you directly.
Much easier than radio
Works extremely well despite some comments here. Have been using since it came out. Has worked perfectly except for two times. I know that if has a fail safe feature to let you know if there is any chance you have not logged on successfully.
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- Volunteer Marine Rescue NSW
- 21.1 MB
- Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
- Requires a Mac with Apple M1 chip and macOS 11 or later.
- Age Rating
- 12+ Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
- This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
- © 2015 Marine Rescue NSW
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.