July 29, 2014 778.352.1780info@rcmsar.com Saving Lives on the Water!

Welcome to Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue

We are the charity that saves lives on the water.

Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue is an all-volunteer organization that operates more than 40 marine rescue stations on the British Columbia coast and in the B.C. Interior.  From Vancouver’s busy harbour to the remote waters of the North Coast, our volunteer crews are on call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, ready to respond to marine emergencies.

We are a key part of the marine search and rescue system, and we work in one of the most challenging search and rescue regions in the world.  Our volunteers handle more than 600 marine emergencies every year.  They stand ready to leave their jobs and their families on a moment’s notice to help people in trouble on the water – no matter how foul the weather or how rough the seas.

Our crews are highly trained, and equipped with specialized rescue vessels designed for the challenges of the West Coast.

You make this possible.

Most of the funding for this vital public safety service comes from generous donations from individuals, companies, and community grants.  Your contribution helps us keep up our training so we are safe and effective.  It helps keep our boats at the ready and our equipment ship-shape.  And it helps us spread our boating safety message to children and families.

Thank you.

Please support our volunteers by “liking” our Facebook Page.

You can make a difference

Latest Video

Latest RCM-SAR Missions

MAYDAY vessel assistance off Village Bay – Pender Island

Date: June 29th, 2014 Time: 15:15 RCM-SAR Station: #20 Salish Sea (Pender Island) Mission: Mayday relay on 16 for vessel going ashore in Village Bay. RCM-SAR Station #20 tasked to investigate and assist. Arrived on scene and found stricken vessel very close to shore, with another vessel standing by. After determining no injuries or leaks, they performed a […]
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5 Children and 2 Adults assisted – Kitimat

Date: June 19th, 2014 Time: 21:42 RCM-SAR Station: #63 Kitimat Mission: A late night tasking with one of our northern Stations, RCM-SAR Station #63 Kitimat had 4 crew members out until the wee hours of the morning. The call came in as members rushed down to their vessel, the Snowflake Responder III. 7 persons on a […]
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Vessel aground at Pipers Beach – Nanaimo

Date: June 18th, 2014 Time: 15:34 RCM-SAR Station: #27 Nanaimo Mission: An aluminum vessel with 3 persons on-board fouled their prop off Clark Rock off the shores of Nanaimo. Having done so, their vessel drifted into Piper Beach. Now taking on water in the stern, the vessel became grounded. 6 RCM-SAR crewmembers quickly arrived on-scene, assessed the […]
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The Compass Newsletter

The Official RCM-SAR Compass Newsletter. Learn more about the Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue volunteer organization. Read the latest information  news, taskings, events and photos.

What’s Inside.

  • - Rescue Round-ups
  • - Horsehoe Bay SAREx
  • - Crew Member of the Month: Mike Szabados
  • - Dealing with Capsizes
  • - Thank you to a Stellar Leader: Ron Drewry

Plus a lot more!

Download the July 2014 Compass Newsletter (6.4 MB)

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