January 20, 2015 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

National award for RCM-SAR member

RCM-SAR’s Dan Wright has won the Canadian Safe Boating Council’s award for Top Volunteer Dedicated to Boating Safety. The Council recognized Dan’s commitment to boating safety in his role as coxswain at Station 2 in North Vancouver and his many contributions to RCM-SAR during the past 14 years. The Canadian Safe Boating Awards recognize search […]
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2 Dogs and 2 people taken off vessel with engine fire – Richmond

Two people and two dogs were taken aboard a rescue vessel from RCM-SAR Station 10 Richmond on the weekend following a boat fire.  The station responded to a report of a vessel with an engine fire near Shelter Island Marina.  The people aboard the vessel were able to extinguish the fire.  The vessel was safely […]
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14 people rescued from a sinking vessel off Steveston last night

The vessel that collided with a seawall near Steveston last night remained on its side today.   Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue and the Canadian Coast Guard hovercraft responded to the mayday at about 7:30 p.m.  There were 14 people aboard the vessel that hit the wall.  Nine were taken aboard the RCM-SAR rescue vessel.  […]
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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.

November 2014 What’s Inside:

- Rescue Round-up. Station 106 Shuswap
– Maintaining the Fleet – Tyler Cairns
– 3rd International Coxswain Exchange.
– Marine SAR: Lessons Learned from Around the World. IMRF
– A visit from South Australian Police
– Crew Member of the Month: Ida Koopman
– Ground Breaking Ceremony at Head Office

Plus a lot more!

Download the November Compass now!

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