FLOAT PLANS – so friends will know what to do if you’re missing
For vessel operators, either recreational or commercial, that do not have the ability to download and use the Coast Guard’s new APP that includes a float plan feature – there is another alternative.
The Coast Guard has created a PDF file for float plans – all you need to do is type in your information, print it out, and leave it with a reliable individual. If you don’t return as planned or report in on schedule they can provide this vital information to the Coast Guard.
You can “save” this document with information that remains constant about your vessel – and then just update it with voyage information.