On 4 July 2018, HM Coastguard approved RYA SafeTrx as its replacement for the official voluntary safety identification scheme, better known as CG66.
RYA SafeTrx builds on the advantages of the CG66 scheme to assist HM Coastguard with Search and Rescue and it provides enhanced functionality if used together with the optional RYA SafeTrx mobile app.
As part of the changeover, HM Coastguard stopped taking registrations for the CG66 scheme on 11 July 2018 but retained access to the CG66 database until the end of March 2020.
The data from CG66 has not been migrated to the RYA SafeTrx database. Therefore, anyone who wishes to make use of RYA SafeTrx will need to register on the RYA SafeTrx system when and if they choose to do so.
RYA SafeTrx offers the full CG66 database function with additional lifesaving technologies provided by the RYA SafeTrx app.
If you do not wish to use the mobile app, you can register an account and your vessel details online at the RYA SafeTrx website. Please read the RYA SafeTrx user guide for guidance on how to register an account and add your vessel details.
If you choose to register this way, the details you enter will be stored in the RYA SafeTrx database and will be available to HM Coastguard should you ever need assistance.
You do not need to use the app for your details to be available to HM Coastguard if you ever need assistance.