Coast Guard releases boating safety app

WAVY — The U.S. Coast Guard has released a boating safety app designed to provide additional resources for mobile users.

The app features: 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.

Users can also 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 is available for download in the Apple store and Google Play store.

For more information on the app, visit: http://www.uscg.mil/mobile/

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