April 18, 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.

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6′ paddle boat near Lone Rock – North Vancouver

Date: April 15th, 2014 Time: 09:25 RCM-SAR Station: #2 North Vancouver Mission: A passing vessel had retrieved a 6′ blue and white paddle boat near Lone Rock Point in the Deep Cove Area. RCM-SAR Station #2 tasked to investigate. A Datum Marker Buoy was launched into the water as Station #2 proceeded to do a shoreline search […]
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Runaround broken down at Clover Point – Simulator Team

Date: April 14th, 2014 Time: 17:00 RCM-SAR Station: #00 Simulator Team Mission: RCMSAR Brewin was engaged in a training scenario and in transit westward past Clover Point.   An 18ft  runabout had been spotted well ahead, and it was noted that their course was erratic.  As we approached and passed the runabout at 0.2nm it was seen that 2 POB were […]
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Vessel Adrift off Sooke Bluffs – Sooke

Date: April 12th, 2014 Time: 10:30 RCM-SAR Station: #37 Sooke Mission: Tasked to assist a vessel in the Sooke bay area described as a white 21-24 ft bayliner that appeared to be having mechanical trouble.  The vessel was reported by a person on shore, as well as the master on board the vessel via cell phone. Vessel […]
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Broken Down 21 foot taking on water – Crescent Beach

Date: April 12th, 2014 Time: 16:23 RCM-SAR Station: #5 Crescent Beach Mission: Tasked to assist broken down vessel in the Nicklemackel River taking on water. RCM-SAR Station #5 comes on-scene and deploys their dewatering pump to keep up with the ingress of water. Hooks up to an alongside tow and begins to escort back to the boat […]
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