Leisure vessel users 999 messaging app scheme adopted by Government & HM Coastguard

The MCA and the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) have announced that the RYA's SafeTrx app and website will be HM Coastguard's new official voluntary safety identification scheme for recreational leisure vessels.

The app uses GPS signalling to enable anyone to make an app based 999 message and can be used free of charge in UK territorial waters.

This supersedes the Coastguard's CG66 scheme

Further details available here