Float Plan Repository

What is a USCG Float Plan?

The USCG Float Plan is a state-of-the-art lifesaving device that is used by search and rescue personnel to assist in reducing the search area in order to locate you in the shortest amount of time possible. It is also guides and directs the holder of your float plan on exactly what to do via the included Boating Emergency Guide.

Why File a Float Plan?

The answer is simple... there are just too many facts that need to be accurately remembered and ultimately conveyed in an emergency situation. Without a float plan you are counting on someone else, a friend, neighbor, or family member to remember detailed information that rescue personnel need in order to find you. Information that can make a difference in the outcome.

Who Should Prepare a Float Plan?

Don't think for a minute that this is a device only for those with big expensive boats. The USCG Float Plan is equally effective for the owner of a 10 foot kayak or flat-bottom skiff as it is for a 48-foot express cruiser, or a 90 foot sport-fishing vessel or luxury yacht.

Typically, the Skipper of the vessel is the individual who prepares the Float Plan. However, any member of the crew can be assigned the preparation and filing duty. If you are a crew member, coordinate the preparation and filing of the Float Plan with your Skipper.

Enter Float Plan Management

Now There is No Excuse NOT to Prepare a Float Plan?

It's now easier than ever to prepare and send an official USCG Float Plan. Our app completely automates and streamlines the whole process from beginning to end. In just a few minutes you can prepare and send a complete and detailed float plan to multiple contacts. Arrival messages will be sent when you check-in and if you are late, overdue messages will be sent until you do return. Rest assured that if there is ever an emergency, you will be prepared, and your contacts will know exactly what to do and who to call.

The US Coast Guard Recommends Filing a Float Plan Every Time You Go Out on the Water.

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