NSRI rescue operations report learnings

A very sobering article to read from our friends in the NSRI in South Africa. There’s a strong ethos (and rightly so) among the surfski community towards the idea of self-rescue.But anyone can find themselves in trouble. While accidents frequently involve novices, I know personally of a number of incidents where very experienced paddlers too have found themselves in potentially fatal situations, where self-rescue is impossible and it’s necessary to call for help.The SafeTrx tracker app for mobile phones is a zero-cost option, directly supported by the NSRI. When you trigger an emergency on the app, it connects directly with the NSRI’s Emergency Operations Centre.SafeTrx has already been used successfully in numerous rescues around South Africa.Just like every other piece of equipment, however, it’s not …

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SafeTrx Flotilla used in Freedom Paddle, RSA

SafeTrx Flotilla tracked over 200 participants at the Freedom Paddle event today in South Africa. All participants were safely monitored using the Flotilla race tracking software. Congratulations to all who took part! You can watch the event back via the below link. https://flotilla.safetrxapp.com/events/livetracker/freedompaddle21?fbclid=IwAR0k_8zXjwJtl3Lcs5DcYJ4mA-GVdC3JFQeGNBXfKLG-Yxt8E4ut0PkbXxA

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SafeTrx assisted in the rescue of 3 paddlers

A report of the rescue was written by our friend Rob Mousley from http://www.surfski.info who said ‘SafeTrx was critical to the quick resolution of this rescue.’SafeTrx – taking the search out of search and rescue. SafeTrx was critical to the quick resolution of this rescue. Ironically, the paddlers weren’t even aware that they’d successfully triggered the emergency button in the app Rob Mousley https://www.surfski.info/latest-news/story/1720/not-a-standard-miller-s-a-rescue-story.html?fbclid=IwAR1vUY4hUGTvR6QYZgSZae6Pdf1UkuK8ZHT6MUyR0_lM6Qmh2elFuBJDK9o

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ESRI nautical charts in the safetrx app “knrm helps”

Today SafeTrx announced support for ESRI nautical charts in our Dutch SafeTrx app “KNRM Helps”. The SafeTrx development team together with the KNRM and ESRI have developed an integration that delivers high quality ENC charts to the SafeTrx application. Key to enabling this new capability is the requirement that the SafeTrx licensee already has a business relationship with ESRI and has the rights to the necessary S57 data. Once these two elements are in place, the SafeTrx team can easily implement the charts! Using the Dutch Hydrographic Office data set, ESRI are providing the KNRM with ENC basemaps, which will be rendered in the SafeTrx “KNRM Helps” maps from their ArcGIS Online service – https://www.esri.com/en-us/arcgis/products/arcgis-online/overview . ESRI upload new ENC files and create a new …

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