Going boating? Boat Safely from Port to Port.
Just launched! The Discover Boating Safety app is only available in Canada and designed to keep you, your friends and family safe when you’re out on the water. It has all the info, tips and tools you need for boating safely in Canada, including navigation buoys, checklists, emergency contacts and much more.
Some features of the Discover Boating Safety app include:
- Be prepared! A pre-boat launch section provides several handy checklists to help make departures a breeze. It provides the minimum legally required boat safety equipment for every boat type or length, passenger briefing notes, basic boating safety suggestions, a handy trailering checklist and more.
- Plan your trip! Every boater knows to check the weather before they leave land. With guidelines on what to look for, links to active online marine forecasts as well as national radio and phone services, boaters can easily check the latest weather before departing. An interactive easy to use float plan builder provides a summary of your boat, crew and trip details that every boater should send to someone staying on shore just in case of emergency.
- Reference Guide! Filled with everything from lifejacket basics to visual references for navigation buoys and more, this section has the most information and will be referenced time and again. It includes links to rules and regulations and best practices for a variety of topics.
- What do to in an Emergency! This section includes safety procedures as well as contact numbers for Search and Rescue, RCMP, and most municipal marine police units. Boaters should take the time to review all aspects of this section well before they leave.
It works online, offline and offshore. You can find further details at www.discoverboating.ca/appsandtools.aspx and the app is available for free from the Apple and Google Play stores by searching for the app name, Discover Boating Safety. It is available in English and French as of January 2017 and will be available in Mandarin in 2018.