November 25, 2014 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

Latest Video

Latest RCM-SAR Missions

High seas, strong wind challenge crews in Georgia Strait – Richmond

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 […]
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Cold, confused paddleboarder rescued off Victoria

A routine call was upgraded to a mayday for a crew from RCM-SAR Station 35 Victoria who responded to a report of two paddleboarders in distress between Esquimalt and Ogden Point on November 9.  The paddleboarders were about a mile off shore.  One was hypothermic and had been taken aboard a small fishing vessel.  He […]
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Vessel Adrift with 3 Young Men Aboard – Crescent Beach

Date: October 12th, 2014 Time: 18:56 RCM-SAR Station: #5 Crescent Beach Mission: Station 5 Crescent Beach were called out to assist 3 local residents in their 21′ power boat.  The Joint Rescue Coordination Center stated they received a cell phone call from 3 persons (two young men and a 14 year old boy) who were broken down and had […]
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7 Persons in the water near Galiano Island – Ladysmith

Date: September 29th, 2014 Time: 20:09 RCM-SAR Station: #29 Ladysmith and #25 Salt Spring Island Mission: 30ft converted fishing vessel foundered 2 miles east of Porier Pass with 7POB, 5 of them young children. Canadian Coast Guard Hovercraft Siyay on-scene first and rescues all 7 persons from the water. RCMSAR #29 next on scene starts expanding square search, […]
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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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