U.S. Coast Guard Mobile App

The new U.S. Coast Guard Mobile App was released during National Safe Boating Week 2015. The app is intended to provide boating safety resources for recreational boaters (but not to replace a marine VHF radio). Read the Press Release or visit the official site for U.S. Coast Guard Mobile App.

From the Press Release:

"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 app also features an Emergency Assistance button which, with locations services enabled, will call the closest Coast Guard command center."

Download the free app from the Apple and Google Play online stores. Search for the app named "United States Coast Guard".