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Official app of Deutsche Gesellschaft zur Rettung Schiffbrüchiger (DGzRS, German Maritime Search and Rescue Service) - the DGzRS SafeTrx app allows you to register your vessel and plan your journey on your smartphone.

Registering vessel and trip information could not be any easier. Follow the registration process to start using the app. Finalise the registration in the website with the same login codes. Once your registration details have been saved, you can make your choice from the menu in the app. You may either plan and file your trip (Sail plan mode) or just activate the tracking function of the app (Track only mode).

For filing a planned trip choose your vessel, determine the end destination, calculate the ETA (Estimated Time of Arrival), enter the number of persons on board and the activity type. Then, using the built-in maps, select a starting point, an optional waypoint and the end destination. Once this is completed simply press the ‘start’ button when you are ready to start your trip.

Pressing ‘start’ in Sail plan mode or just pressing the start button in Track only mode will register the journey details with the DGzRS server and will activate position reporting in the app. At regular intervals the app will send a position report to the server and your emergency contacts will be automatically alerted after the journey exceeds the ETA in Sail Plan mode.

At any stage during the trip you can end your trip, revise the ETA, number of people on board or the destination.

Use the SafeTrx app to:

- Improve maritime trip planning with your own personalised checklist to be included as part of your Sail Plan.
- Activate an Emergency or an Assistance call. (iPhone only)
- Quickly start your trip using the ‘Track only’ mode to begin tracking at a touch of a button. Change the recording interval to save on battery consumption when your track is in progress.
- Store up to 20 trips in your Mobile Logbook and replay trips within the app in video playback mode.
- Use the ‘Explorer’ tool to find nearby VHF channels and lifeboat station information.
- Access Maritime safety information when both online and offline.
- Manage profile, vessel, checklist and emergency contact within the app.

Continued use of GPS running in the background can considerably decrease battery life.

Please note:
This application’s functionality and the information it contains are published on the understanding that end users are to apply their own knowledge and skills in the use of said application. Maritime safety is an extremely serious matter. In an emergency this application’s function and information are not meant to be relied on exclusively. In addition, other reliable information and help from third parties should be looked for and made use of. This application can provide valuable coordinates of the user’s position, as determined by the mobile device used and the GPS system. Mobile devices and their supporting telecommunication networks are, however, not reliable and there is a real chance of loss of connection between the mobile device and the mobile network and / or the GPS system. Nor is there any guarantee that the connection between your mobile device and mobile networks will be uninterrupted. The user hereby agrees to and accepts all risks involved in the use of this application.

What’s New

Version 2018.2.0

• A new 5 minute tracking interval option has been added to Track Only mode. You can now choose from 30 minute, 10 minute, 5 minute and Continuous tracking intervals to record your trip.
• When a Sail Plan is adjusted in any way, the app will give the end user the option to send a SMS to the emergency contact(s) with the updated Sail Plan details.
• To help end users avoid errors in password entry, we have included an icon on the 'Password' field that allows the end user to see what they are typing in.
• Included the ability for the end user to rate the app through in-app review stars.
• Included links to the national online beacon register in the vessel registration form.
• Addressed issue with Flag Alpha when a location isn’t available.

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
57 Ratings

57 Ratings

HBM** ,

Wichtig genug!

Ich benutze dieses App nun schon seit einiger Zeit und kann nur sagen, besser geht nicht. Wenn man Hilfe benötigt ist jede Information und Sekunde wichtig. Absolut empfehlenswert.

inmawi ,

Großartig im Notfall

Absolut tauglich im Seenotfall. Mastbruch erlitten und umgehend Hilfe erhalten. Kann ich nur empfehlen

Stanilo42 ,

Suboptimaler Anmeldebildschirm

Auf meinem iPhone 8 werden immer wieder alle schon ausgefüllten Felder geleert, wenn ich die App in den Hintergrund bringe, weil ich z.B. meine Telefonnummer kopieren möchte.
Außerdem werden lange (automatisch generierte) Passwörter nicht unterstützt.


Deutsche Gesellschaft zur Rettung Schiffbruechiger (DGzRS)
48.5 MB

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad 2 Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (3rd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (4th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad mini Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi + Cellular, 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (9.7-inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (5th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (2nd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (10.5-inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (6th generation), iPad Pro (11-inch)Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9-inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad mini (5th generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, and iPad Air (3rd generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular.


English, Arabic, Dutch, Finnish, German, Greek, Norwegian Bokmål, Spanish

Age Rating
Rated 4+
This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
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  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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