INNOVATIONS THAT SAVE LIVES
The AustinBlu Foundation is committed to supporting the advancement of technology that will result in fewer boating tragedies. In addition, we seek to expand the availability of such technology with the goal of dramatically improving survival and rescue rates among those who are unfortunately involved in a boating mishap.
The Foundation is partnering with companies like ACR Electronics, Inc. (www.acrartex.com), who design and manufacture emergency survival devices such as EPIRBS (Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon) which send out a distress signal that rescuers can use to pinpoint your location.
The Foundation also supports legislation that would provide financial incentives to those who take advantage of this technology.
U.S. COAST GUARD MOBILE APP!
Your safe boating needs in one free easy app!
The Coast Guard works to minimize loss of life, personal injury, property damage, and environmental harm. The Coast Guard Mobile App supports these missions by providing the essential services and information most commonly requested by boaters.
Features of the app include: state boating information; a safety equipment checklist; free boating safety check requests; navigation rules; float plans; and calling features to report pollution or suspicious activity. When location services are enabled, users can receive the latest weather reports from the closest National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration weather buoys as well as report the location of a hazard on the water.
The Boating Safety Mobile app was not designed to replace a boater's marine VHF radio, which the Coast Guard strongly recommends all boaters have aboard their vessels. The app was mainly designed to provide additional boating safety resources for mobile device users.
For more information and to download the app, CLICK HERE.