March 28, 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 Urgency
27 - Nanaimo 22:34 - Mar 25 Potential Danger
27 - Nanaimo 22:33 - Mar 25 Potential Danger
7 - Richmond 08:48 - Mar 24 Potential Danger
5 - Crescent Beach 17:09 - Mar 22 Potential Danger
1 - West Vancouver 16:47 - Mar 21 Potential Danger
1 - West Vancouver 15:17 - Mar 20 Potential Danger
1 - West Vancouver 11:31 - Mar 20 Potential Danger
2 - North Vancouver 11:12 - Mar 20 Potential Danger
27 - Nanaimo 12:59 - Mar 19 Immediate Danger
12 - Halfmoon Bay 14:43 - Mar 18 Potential Danger
27 - Nanaimo 14:39 - Mar 17 Potential Danger
2 - North Vancouver 13:08 - Mar 17 Immediate Danger
1 - West Vancouver 13:08 - Mar 17 Immediate Danger
35 - Victoria 11:48 - Mar 17 Potential Danger
27 - Nanaimo 06:29 - Mar 17 Potential Danger
63 - Kitimat 19:19 - Mar 15 Potential Danger
63 - Kitimat 19:02 - Mar 15 Potential Danger
20 - Pender Island 14:28 - Mar 15 Potential Danger
2 - North Vancouver 14:17 - Mar 15 Potential Danger
59 - Deep Bay 07:28 - Mar 15 Potential Danger
59 - Deep Bay 07:26 - Mar 15 Potential Danger
20 - Pender Island 00:51 - Mar 15 Potential Danger
8 - Delta 12:15 - Mar 14 Potential Danger
8 - Delta 11:45 - Mar 14 Immediate Danger
35 - Victoria 11:28 - Mar 14 Potential Danger
35 - Victoria 09:44 - Mar 14 Potential Danger
2 - North Vancouver 01:37 - Mar 13 Potential Danger
5 - Crescent Beach 18:50 - Mar 12 Potential Danger
5 - Crescent Beach 17:35 - Mar 12 Potential Danger
7 - Richmond 17:23 - Mar 12 Potential Danger
59 - Deep Bay 14:01 - Mar 11 Immediate Danger
14 - Gibsons 06:44 - Mar 09 Potential Danger
1 - West Vancouver 07:45 - Mar 07 Potential Danger
2 - North Vancouver 06:39 - Mar 07 Potential Danger
12 - Halfmoon Bay 07:55 - Mar 04 Potential Danger
12 - Halfmoon Bay 19:14 - Mar 02 Potential Danger
20 - Pender Island 17:30 - Mar 02 Immediate Danger
1 - West Vancouver 17:20 - Mar 02 Potential Danger
1 - West Vancouver 13:55 - Mar 02 Potential Danger
27 - Nanaimo 13:47 - Mar 02 Potential Danger
2 - North Vancouver 09:53 - Mar 02 Potential Danger
2 - North Vancouver 17:47 - Mar 01 Potential Danger
2 - North Vancouver 20:32 - Feb 28 Potential Danger
20 - Pender Island 00:14 - Feb 26 Immediate Danger
1 - West Vancouver 12:13 - Feb 24 Potential Danger
35 - Victoria 11:14 - Feb 24 Potential Danger
1 - West Vancouver 13:30 - Feb 23 Potential Danger
34 - Mill Bay 14:13 - Feb 21 Immediate Danger
34 - Mill Bay 09:40 - Feb 19 Potential Danger
12 - Halfmoon Bay 16:14 - Feb 18 Immediate Danger
29 - Ladysmith 09:41 - Feb 18 Potential Danger
34 - Mill Bay 08:30 - Feb 18 Potential Danger
2 - North Vancouver 18:57 - Feb 13 Immediate Danger
6 - Richmond 18:52 - Feb 13 Immediate Danger
6 - Richmond 18:50 - Feb 13 Potential Danger
27 - Nanaimo 17:46 - Feb 13 Potential Danger
1 - West Vancouver 14:12 - Feb 11 Immediate Danger
2 - North Vancouver 14:12 - Feb 11 Immediate Danger
20 - Pender Island 14:09 - Feb 09 Potential Danger
35 - Victoria 13:38 - Feb 09 Potential Danger
29 - Ladysmith 14:44 - Feb 08 Immediate Danger
31 - Brentwood Bay 08:39 - Feb 07 Potential Danger
59 - Deep Bay 16:22 - Feb 06 Potential Danger
5 - Crescent Beach 14:41 - Feb 06 Potential Danger
8 - Delta 14:39 - Feb 06 Potential Danger
59 - Deep Bay 11:26 - Feb 06 Potential Danger
1 - West Vancouver 08:03 - Feb 06 Potential Danger
5 - Crescent Beach 05:45 - Feb 05 Immediate Danger
Latest RCM-SAR Missions

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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Vessel struck rock wall injuring two people – Richmond

Two people were rescued after their boat crashed near the Iona Jetty on Friday night. At approximately 6:50 pm, rescue crews responded to the North Arm of the Fraser River for a report a two people injured after their vessel struck the rock wall. The volunteer crew from Richmond’s RCM-SAR Station 10 arrived on scene […]
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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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