The official U.S. Coast Guard app gives you 24/7 access to the most commonly requested information and resources for the recreational boating public. http://www.uscg.mil/mobile
With the U.S. Coast Guard app, you can: - Identify the boating safety laws, requirements and resources available in your home state, the state where you keep your vessel or the state where you are planning to operate. - Request a vessel safety check from the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. - Determine what safety equipment you are required to carry by law based on the size and type of vessel you are operating. The app also recommends additional safety equipment you might want to consider. - File a float plan with up to three friends, loved ones or other responsible parties. While you cannot file a float plan directly with the Coast Guard, the app helps you develop a float plan that will allow your responsible party to provide search and rescue coordinators with important information they can use to facilitate a missing or overdue boater case. - Review the most commonly sought out navigational “rules of the road.” - Access weather information from the closest NOAA buoy to your current location. - Report a navigational hazard to the Coast Guard – this could be a buoy or marker out of place, a sunken vessel or some other obstacle obstructing safe passage of a Federal waterway. - Report pollution to the Coast Guard – from a minor oil sheen at the dock to a major pollution event, you can help protect our marine environment. - Report suspicious activity to the Coast Guard – if you see something, say something! We all have a shared responsibility for homeland security.
While the U.S. Coast Guard app will help you better prepare for your time on the water and may help you contact the Coast Guard in an emergency, it is not a replacement for a VHF-FM marine radio, EPIRB, safe boating classes and common sense. Learn more about being a responsible boater athttp://www.uscgboating.org/.
The U.S. Coast Guard app is a self-contained mobile application that resides solely on your mobile device. Information about yourself, your vessel and your current or past locations is only shared with the Coast Guard when you choose to do so.
-Minor bug fixes
Ratings and Reviews
Could be a great app if the bugs are fixed
Once you save your vessel information, if you need to edit it, the Emergency Assistance button covers the save button. You can’t get to Save to update your profile. The navigation needs to be fixed. But good features if they can fix the small issues.
Good when it works correctly.
This app is great when it works correctly. By this I mean the Emergency button is in the way when attempting to click save for your vessels profile. I like the float plans and liked the simple interface to get a safety inspection. However that stopped functioning too. I really hope they get these two major bugs fixed soon. I know it’s a memorial app and probably not getting paid to work on but please get the vessel save button bug fixed. It’s indispensable function to have at my finger tips.
Boating Safety Essential
I appreciate having my vessel info stored for emergency reporting. EPRIB info is missing, however, hence 4 stars.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.