USCG Boating Safety App
Booth # AI-2

US Coast Guard Boater Safety App to Exhibit at APCO 2016

Lakewood Ranch, FL, August 1, 2016 – The United States Coast Guard boater safety mobile app will be exhibiting at APCO 2016 from booth AI-2, August 15-16 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL.

The app was designed as a safety and informational tool for recreational boaters. Users can view applicable state boating information and regulations, request a safety check by the Coast Guard Auxiliary, review required safety equipment, submit a float plan, report hazards, pollution or suspicious activity and most importantly request emergency assistance from the closest Coast Guard facility using location services.

Optivon Inc., a cloud communication and mobile app developer created the app for BastaYa, an antiviolence organization in honor of Coast Guard Auxiliarist Julian Romero. BastaYa donated the app to the United States Coast Guard in May 2015.

Stop by booth AI-2 to learn more!

More about BastaYa:

Luis Romero and his wife, Marie Romero, suffered personal tragedy on April 18, 2011 when their son Julian Romero, a Coast Guard Auxiliarist, was murdered on his 20th birthday. They decided to take a stand against violent crime in Puerto Rico and the United States and started the nonprofit, BastaYa, which translates to “That’s Enough’. BastaYa has been involved in many anticrime events around PR, created community policing applications 3432020 and SentiGuard and most recently created and donated a boater safety application to The United States Coast Guard.

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