LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- With summer in full swing a lot of folks will be taking to their boats and heading out on the rivers and lakes. The United States Coast Guard app has everything you need to stay safe on your boat this summer.

If you’re feeling a little rusty on your “rules of the road” knowledge, you can review all the important rules of navigation in the app, from right-of-way rules between vessels to appropriate boating practices in various waterways.

If you’re headed out on a longer voyage this summer, stay safe by creating a float plan and sharing it with your family. This will allow those back home to know your trip is going as planned.

Before you head out, be sure to review safety standards and, if you notice a dangerous hazard while out on the water, report it directly to the Coast Guard from the app.

If you find yourself in an emergency on the water and need help, you can hit the emergency assistance button on the app to connect with the Coast Guard and help them find your location.

So, for a little extra help staying safe on the water this summer, check out the Coast Guard app today.

The United States Coast Guard app is available on iOS and Android devices.

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