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Waterways SOS from River Canal Rescue (RCR) provides you with a fast and easy way to get help and assistance when you need it, from breakdowns to emergencies and requests for repairs. Just one click of the button will alert us and we will contact you to confirm your situation.

You will have the option of sending your request for assistance via your mobile data connection, or via SMS (charged at normal network rate or included in your SMS quota). This means you can use the app even if you do not have a mobile data connection or plan.

When sending a request for assistance, the app sends your GPS co-ordinates to River Canal Rescue. This allows the engineer to find your boat in the quickest possible time.

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Version History

Launched Oct 23, 2017 (almost 3 years ago).

Releasing new versions every 5 months, on average.

Jan 15
Version 1.2.1

You can now cancel your SOS if pressed accidentally.
Unfortunately we have had to remove the ability to send an SOS request over text message due to Google's Permissions Policy Changes. The app will now function over mobile data only.

Jul 29
Version 1.2

-Send photos to RCR to help them diagnose your problem before the engineer arrives.
-Request advice when you need some help but aren't having an emergency or broken down.
-Test connectivity between the app and RCR without sending an SOS.

Nov 07
Version 1.1.1

You can now view the status of your SOS Request inside the app.
This will use your mobile data, irrespective of how the request was sent.

Oct 22
Version 1.0

Initial release of SOS App.

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