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The NSRI RSA SafeTrx App helps people log their water routes and keeps track of where they are in case of an emergency; teams like the NSRI can then launch rescue missions according to the information.

 

South Africa (28 April 2023) – A recent spat of water-related emergencies has led the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) to raise awareness about their free app designed to help water sports enthusiasts stay tracked. The app makes it much easier for rescuers to assist when an emergency arises.

The NSRI is appealing to all boaters, paddlers, sailors, and water sports enthusiasts, to take advantage of the NSRI RSA SafeTrx smartphone application to enhance their safety while on the water.

The NSRI RSA SafeTrx application allows for seafarers and inland water sports enthusiasts to log their trip details and estimated time of arrival, and to share their location with NSRI and Maritime authorities in the event of an emergency. The app also provides real-time weather updates, making it an essential tool for anyone planning a trip on the water.

They are urging all in-shore seafarers to download the NSRI RSA SafeTrx application https://www.nsri.org.za/water-safety/safetrx/ and to use it every time they venture out onto the water. By taking advantage of this essential tool, you are helping to enhance your safety and peace of mind, and ensuring that emergency services can be alerted promptly in the event of an emergency.

As always NSRI remains committed to ensuring the safety of all those who enjoy our beautiful coastline and inland waters.

“The NSRI RSA SafeTRX app takes the ‘Search’ out of a Search and Rescue Operation. At any time, once you have plotted your trip and launched, we can see where you are and if you press the emergency button we can send rescue resources to that exact position. If you don’t arrive at the time your plotted route ends we can check on you to see how you are doing.” – Brett Ayres – Executive Director: Rescue Services

You can see how it works below.


Source: NSRI
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