April 23, 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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You can make a difference

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Latest RCM-SAR Missions

Capsized Vessel with 2 persons in Water – Halfmoon Bay

Date: April 20th, 2014 Time: 12:36 RCM-SAR Station: #12 Halfmoon Bay Mission: The captain of a sailing vessel was also family of the 2 who rowed out to set a crab trap. He stated that he looked up and saw splashing realizing they had overturned. He proceeded to the scene in his s/v and assisted the 26 […]
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Stranded 21′ with Engine Trouble – Deep Bay

Date: April 20th, 2014 Time: 09:35 RCM-SAR Station: #59 Deep Bay Mission: 21.5 ft. Regal – inboard/outboard engine broke down. no VHF radio – contacted vessel on Cell phone only. 2 Adults and 2 children need of assistance and tow back. Seas were heavy, approx. 6-7′ in areas. Drogue on the back of towed vessel. Set up […]
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Kite Boarders Assisted in Davis Bay – Gibsons

Date: April 19th, 2014 Time: 16:38 RCM-SAR Station: #14 Gibsons Mission: Kite boarders separated from kite and forced to swim ashore, paddling on their boards. Station #14 arrives on-scene and escorts them back safely to shore. Returns to locate the missing sails, approx. 4 miles from last known position. Learn more about RCM-SAR Station #14 Gibsons. We […]
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Assist Sailboat – Gibsons

Date: April 18th, 2014 Time: 22:05 RCM-SAR Station: #14 Gibsons Mission: A sailing vessel with a fouled rudder and no motor, broken down and stricken was  was tow from Rodger Curtis to Fisherman’s Cove by RCM-SAR #14 Gibsons Learn more about RCM-SAR Station #14 Gibsons. We are the charity that saves lives. If you’d like to donate […]
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