Station #60 – Comox
The Comox Valley volunteer marine search and rescue goes back to a time when individuals would go out in their own boats to assist a fellow boater in need. In time these individuals banded together as the Canadian Marine Rescue Auxiliary doing some training and having their personal boats on stand by.
In the mid 80’s a former hydrological survey vessel, was modified by station members to serve as a rescue vessel. It was renamed the “Bruce Brown” in honour of the Station Leader.
In the mid 90’s the Comox Valley Marine Rescue Society initiated a fund raising program in order to purchase a purpose built vessel, which was named the “Bruce Brown II”.
In 2006 with the help of several community organizations, a Rescue Station was added to the inventory and 2 years later a secondary 20’ inflatable rescue vessel was obtained.
Currently Station 60 of the Comox Valley has 48 active members providing Marine SAR and Boating Safety education for the community.