NSRI launches Safetrx

NSRI launches Safetrx

Gansbaai Courant

NSRI announces the launch of a free Safetrx smart phone app for Apple (iPhone/iPad) and Android handsets to the public. 

By launching this app the National Sea Rescue Institute is responding to a need in the paddling and small craft community. We are giving family  and  friends  of  people  going  out on South African waters another safety measure that they can use to be safe.

“Safetrx is an international company with a solid reputation,” says NSRI CEO Dr Cleeve Robertson.

“It has been successfully used in other countries around the globe and we are excited to announce the launch of RSA SafeTrx. It is another tool that paddlers and small craft users can add to their safety equipment, which will help to take the search out of Search and Rescue,” said Dr Robertson. 

The RSA SafeTrx App monitors a boats journey and alerts emergency contacts, who are nominated by the user (family and friends), should they fail to return to shore on time. 

RSA SafeTrx allows you to plan your journey on your smartphone. Directly from your smartphone you can enter your journey details and know that your journey is being tracked. Should you not return by the time given, your ‘emergency contact’ will be alerted via sms and advised to alert the Maritime Rescue Co-Ordination Centre (MRCC). 

The ‘emergency contact’ should firstly check that there is in fact a problem (and its not just an issue of forgetting to close the journey). If the trip is overdue without an explanation the ‘emergency contact’ should contact the MRCC which will activate the closest NSRI station. Where an ‘emergency contact’ calls the MRCC concerning an overdue trip, they will have access to your location and SafeTrx trip data through a secure SafeTrx server. Since the RSA SafeTrx app periodically sends your location data back to Safetrx servers, the NSRI’s crew can be given your last known position. 

You can download, test and read more on the app as well as watch the video here: http://www.nsri.org.za/safetrx/

A picture can be downloaded for media use here: http://goo.gl/JDJd6c

Media enquiries: Dr Cleeve Robertson 082 9910761 or cleeve@searescue.org.za

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