The Station 10 Richmond crew had just finished training when they were contacted by Coast Guard radio to respond to a broken down vessel about 11 nautical miles away. The vessel’s occupants were seasick and one complained of an injured leg. The Canadian Coast Guard hovercraft Siyay arrived on scene and took the vessel’s occupants […]Read More
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.
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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!