April 18, 2015 778.352.1780info@rcmsar.com Saving Lives on the Water!
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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 800 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 RCM-SAR Taskings View Map
Station
31 - Brentwood Bay 08:24 - Apr 18
35 - Victoria 01:39 - Apr 18
20 - Pender Island 18:39 - Apr 17
7 - Richmond 17:34 - Apr 17
27 - Nanaimo 15:31 - Apr 17
31 - Brentwood Bay 14:15 - Apr 17
27 - Nanaimo 19:44 - Apr 16
1 - West Vancouver 18:55 - Apr 16
4 - Squamish 18:54 - Apr 16
29 - Ladysmith 09:44 - Apr 16
29 - Ladysmith 09:41 - Apr 16
12 - Halfmoon Bay 10:58 - Apr 14
20 - Pender Island 09:45 - Apr 14
20 - Pender Island 18:46 - Apr 13
35 - Victoria 11:13 - Apr 12
37 - Sooke 10:01 - Apr 12
5 - Crescent Beach 08:58 - Apr 12
1 - West Vancouver 15:36 - Apr 10
2 - North Vancouver 22:17 - Apr 07
7 - Richmond 18:25 - Apr 06
7 - Richmond 15:12 - Apr 06
35 - Victoria 07:28 - Apr 06
8 - Delta 22:13 - Apr 05
7 - Richmond 22:05 - Apr 05
7 - Richmond 22:42 - Apr 04
20 - Pender Island 13:17 - Apr 04
35 - Victoria 11:32 - Apr 04
35 - Victoria 09:30 - Apr 04
34 - Mill Bay 20:40 - Apr 03
35 - Victoria 10:47 - Apr 03
8 - Delta 10:10 - Apr 02
14 - Gibsons 22:28 - Apr 01
5 - Crescent Beach 20:49 - Mar 31
1 - West Vancouver 14:12 - Mar 31
1 - West Vancouver 16:16 - Mar 30
2 - North Vancouver 16:16 - Mar 30
1 - West Vancouver 13:46 - Mar 30
35 - Victoria 12:49 - Mar 29
29 - Ladysmith 15:37 - Mar 28
27 - Nanaimo 23:34 - Mar 25
27 - Nanaimo 23:33 - Mar 25
7 - Richmond 09:48 - Mar 24
5 - Crescent Beach 18:09 - Mar 22
1 - West Vancouver 17:47 - Mar 21
1 - West Vancouver 16:17 - Mar 20
1 - West Vancouver 12:31 - Mar 20
2 - North Vancouver 12:12 - Mar 20
27 - Nanaimo 13:59 - Mar 19
12 - Halfmoon Bay 15:43 - Mar 18
27 - Nanaimo 15:39 - Mar 17
2 - North Vancouver 14:08 - Mar 17
1 - West Vancouver 14:08 - Mar 17
35 - Victoria 12:48 - Mar 17
27 - Nanaimo 07:29 - Mar 17
63 - Kitimat 20:19 - Mar 15
63 - Kitimat 20:02 - Mar 15
20 - Pender Island 15:28 - Mar 15
2 - North Vancouver 15:17 - Mar 15
59 - Deep Bay 08:28 - Mar 15
59 - Deep Bay 08:26 - Mar 15
20 - Pender Island 01:51 - Mar 15
8 - Delta 13:15 - Mar 14
8 - Delta 12:45 - Mar 14
35 - Victoria 12:28 - Mar 14
35 - Victoria 10:44 - Mar 14
2 - North Vancouver 02:37 - Mar 13
5 - Crescent Beach 19:50 - Mar 12
5 - Crescent Beach 18:35 - Mar 12
7 - Richmond 18:23 - Mar 12
59 - Deep Bay 15:01 - Mar 11
14 - Gibsons 07:44 - Mar 09
1 - West Vancouver 08:45 - Mar 07
2 - North Vancouver 07:39 - Mar 07
12 - Halfmoon Bay 08:55 - Mar 04
12 - Halfmoon Bay 20:14 - Mar 02
20 - Pender Island 18:30 - Mar 02
1 - West Vancouver 18:20 - Mar 02
1 - West Vancouver 14:55 - Mar 02
27 - Nanaimo 14:47 - Mar 02
2 - North Vancouver 10:53 - Mar 02
2 - North Vancouver 18:47 - Mar 01
2 - North Vancouver 21:32 - Feb 28
20 - Pender Island 01:14 - Feb 26
1 - West Vancouver 13:13 - Feb 24
35 - Victoria 12:14 - Feb 24
1 - West Vancouver 14:30 - Feb 23
34 - Mill Bay 15:13 - Feb 21
34 - Mill Bay 10:40 - Feb 19
12 - Halfmoon Bay 17:14 - Feb 18
29 - Ladysmith 10:41 - Feb 18
34 - Mill Bay 09:30 - Feb 18
2 - North Vancouver 19:57 - Feb 13
6 - Richmond 19:52 - Feb 13
6 - Richmond 19:50 - Feb 13
27 - Nanaimo 18:46 - Feb 13
1 - West Vancouver 15:12 - Feb 11
2 - North Vancouver 15:12 - Feb 11
20 - Pender Island 15:09 - Feb 09
35 - Victoria 14:38 - Feb 09
29 - Ladysmith 15:44 - Feb 08
31 - Brentwood Bay 09:39 - Feb 07
59 - Deep Bay 17:22 - Feb 06
5 - Crescent Beach 15:41 - Feb 06
8 - Delta 15:39 - Feb 06
59 - Deep Bay 12:26 - Feb 06
1 - West Vancouver 09:03 - Feb 06
5 - Crescent Beach 06:45 - Feb 05
Latest RCM-SAR Missions

Northern SAREx in Prince Rupert

Hail SAREX!  Yes, it hailed.  And rained.  And it was windy at the Northern Search and Rescue Exercise (SAREX) in Prince Rupert.  Just what we like.  Five RCM-SAR stations took part.  Crews from Kitkatla, Port Simpson, Kitimat, Masset and Prince Rupert honed their navigation and rescue skills during the two day event.  You can see […]
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Halfmoon Bay RCM-SAR crew arrive to aid crew of sunken tugboat.

March 18, 2015 An RCM-SAR crew provided first aid to two men who swam to Merry Island after their tugboat sank near Halfmoon Bay on the Sunshine Coast. RCM-SAR Station 12 (Halfmoon Bay) was first on scene to provide first aid treatment for the two men, who were met by the lighthouse keeper on the […]
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Eyes on the Water Always Welcome

It was a busy day on the water for RCM-SAR crews yesterday.  Our stations in Nanaimo, West Vancouver, Halfmoon Bay, Delta and Pender Island were paged out at various times.  The most potentially serious call was for the Delta and Pender Island crews responding along with Coast Guard and Navy vessels to a report from […]
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Old images found at RCM-SAR training centre

A bit of history: maintenance assistant Avalon Leeman holds a picture from the Illustrated London News, circa 1920, found this morning in some floorboards at our RCM-SAR training centre property near Victoria.  We come across occasional reminders of the property’s past as a farm in the late 1800s, a resort and fishing camp in 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.

February 2015 What’s Inside:

– Rescue Round-ups
– Crescent Beach Polar Bear Swim
– Vancouver Boat Show and Booth
– Marine SAR: Lessons Learned from Around the World. IMRF
– Goodbye to Lifetime Member Doreen McLean
– Northern SAREx
– Crew Member of the Month: Dan Wright
– Profile: Mike Janicki

Plus a lot more!

Download the February Compass now!

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