September 2, 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

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Latest RCM-SAR Missions

Child on sailboat with cut hand – Pender Harbour

Date: August 25th, 2014 Time: 18:00 RCM-SAR Station: #61 Pender Harbour Mission: Tasked by JRCC to meet up with sailboat enroute from Green Bay.  ETA 15 minutes. They advise that child has a hand wound and requires medical attention. RCM-SAR Pender Harbour assess patient, an 8 year old male. Mother has bandaged wound, controlling the bleeding. RCM-SAR […]
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Sinking Vessel East of Entrance Island – Nanaimo

Date: August 22nd, 2014 Time: 14:47 RCM-SAR Station: #27 Nanaimo Mission: Tasked to assist a vessel with 6 persons on board and taking on water 3 miles east of Entrance Is. Arrived on scene. A sea span tug, the NPA and an RCMP RHIB on-scene. The 6 POB from the stricken vessel were transferred to the NPA Eagle. […]
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Extraction from Nelson Island – Pender Harbour

Date: August 20th, 2014 Time: 16:24 RCM-SAR Station: #61 Pender Harbour Mission: At 16:25 JRCC tasked Station 61 to attend to a medical emergency which had been relayed by a sailing vessel in Green Bay. Arrive Green Bay 16:50 and the sailing vessel advises the victim is at the end of the bay. They arrive at the end […]
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Mayday off Crescent Beach – Crescent Beach

Date: August 10th, 2014 Time: 13:58 RCM-SAR Station: #5 Crescent Beach Mission: 38′ Sailing vessel was coming out of the river and into Boundary Bay.  The Capt reported his engine quit and she drifted out of the channel and came to rest on the bottom which was sand near Crescent Beach Pier/Blackie Spit.  The tide dropped and she began to […]
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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 on a Dark and Stormy Night
  • - Assisting the Victoria Hippo Bus
  • - Crew Member of the Month: Bob Funk
  • - Public Recognition
  • - Nomination Deadline for IMRF Coxswain Exchange

Plus a lot more!

Download the August 2014 Compass Newsletter (6.4 MB)

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